On 3rd December 2022, the Sino-German Sustainable Forum of the 2022 World Transport Conference was successfully held, with the theme of “Shaping Zero Carbon and Sustainable Future Mobility”. At the forum, Mr. Messner, Director General of the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA), delivered an online keynote speech, which included in-depth discussions on international cooperation on climate and transport.
Report Launch: Towards a National Active Mobility Strategy and an Indicator System for Active-Mobility Friendly Cities in China
The report introduces an Indicator System to assess the active mobility friendliness of Chinese cities. As part of the report, the evaluation system was piloted in the cities of Beijing, Chengdu, and Xiamen. The results and best practices of national and international frontrunners provide input for policy recommendations at the city and national level.
Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) in the Chinese Urban Context -Lessons from the SUMP Foshan Pilot Project
Drawing on Foshan’s experience with SUMP, the report provides a localised approach for policy makers and planners in Chinese cities seeking to foster climate friendly urban transport while reflecting the needs of transportation stakeholders and residents, and to further integrate the SUMP concept into their transport and mobility planning systems.
The SUMP Foshan Pilot Project was conducted in collaboration with the Transport Bureau of Foshan (Foshan TB), the Foshan Public Transportation Management Co. (Foshan TC), the China Sustainable Transportation Center (CSTC), and was supported by Rupprecht Consult. The report follows the development of the SUMP Foshan Pilot Project according to the SUMP process.
Establish and Implement an Evaluation System for Multimodal Freight Transport Hub Management in China
Multimodal Freight Transport Hubs (MFTH) are an essential knot in in the infrastructure connectivity of China’s modern intermodal transport development. In 2016, eighteen government agencies including the MoT and NDRC have issued the “Notice on Further Encouraging the Development of Intermodal Transport,” which specifically emphasised the development of MFTH. Although there are several MFTHs in […]
Against the background of global climate change, cities around the world are under immense pressure to make their transport and mobility systems more sustainable and climate-friendly. Thanks to great advancements in technology including electro-mobility, shared mobility, autonomous driving and Big Data-based smart traffic management systems, opportunities are now available to make transport and mobility systems […]
The integrated and effective application of electric buses in public bus systems is an important key to making transport more climate- and environment-friendly by lowering carbon and air pollutant emissions. In recent years, the number of new energy buses has rapidly increased in China (including plug-in hybrid buses, fuel cell buses and particularly in China, […]
The video Introduced Foshan and its mobility landscape and provides insights into the city’s efforts in exploring a green mobility development path, such the construction of light rail and cycling lane infrastructure or improvements in bus services. It emphasises the solid foundation for sustainable mobility already built Foshan as well as the need for further improvement in areas such as car-dependency or poor connectivity of active mobility networks.
Research on the Setting of Temporary Loading/Unloading Zones for New Energy Logistics Vehicles in Chancheng District of Foshan, Guangdong Province, P.R. China
Recognizing the importance of the ease of use of urban logistics vehicles, and current challenges that they face relating to parking, this study considers the new energy vehicle (NEV) promotion needs in urban freight sector, examines the potential of having dedicated loading/unloading zones for these vehicles, and focuses on solving problems of parking them in […]
The study identifies the key challenges of NELV adoption in China, provides a detailed analysis of future trends and application scenarios, and outlines a set of comprehensive policy recommendations for promoting NELVs in the development of a low carbon urban delivery sector. In order to produce these outputs, the study has examined China’s current NELV development status, conducted a stakeholder analysis, carried out local investigations in five pilot cities of the Green Urban Freight Pilot Programme and interviewed stakeholders from the city of Zhangjiakou.