Urban Transport Development Forum – Day 1 – Sustainable Urban Transport Policy

Learning from international experience in urban transport policy and discussing their relevance for Chinese cities was the main topic of the Urban Transport Development Forum in Beijing. The forum was organised by the Chinese Ministry…

Parking in Chinese Cities: From Congestion Challenge to Sustainable Transport Solution

Car owners all over the world know the frustration that parking can cause, but in China where illegal parking is common this frustration extends to other transport users as cars take over sidewalks, pedestrian squares,…

Transport said to be responsible for one-third of PM2.5 pollution in Beijing

Thick haze regularly envelopes Beijing and receives high attention within public debates and the media. Major contributors to bad air quality in the capital are particulate matter – tiny pieces of solid matter suspended in…

New Parking Management Policy in Shenzhen on the way  

Uncontrolled and illegal parking is facing increasing discomfort by local authorities in the city of Shenzhen. An annually rising car ownership of 15%, increasing congestion, and an average speed of 26 km/h on inner urban…

European Handbook on Emission Factors for Road Transport now Adapted to China

Individual motorised transport in Beijing has increased strongly over the last years. In order to identify appropriate measures to minimise air pollution, congestion and global emissions, the Transport Demand Management Project developed a model to…

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