Study on Traffic Flow Optimisation in Smart Cities

Smart cities seek to transform urban spaces to be technologically advanced, more efficient, sustainable and socially integrated. Countries around the world, spearheaded by China, which has adopted smart city development as a national strategy and a focus of its future economic and urban development strategy, are driving the global smart city market. By using smart […]

Overview on China’s 14th Five-Year Plans in the Transport Sector

This paper aims at providing a comprehensive overview of the 14th Five-Year Plans (FYPs) relevant to the development of China’s transport sector until 2025 and beyond. The paper summarises the key elements, priorities and goals of the plans and draws a picture of the general development direction of transport in China. The focus of China’s […]

Insights from China: How can we decarbonise the transport sector?

During the global online conference Transport and Climate Change Week 2022, the Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport (CLCT) project was pleased to invite Mr Xu Honglei, vice president at the Transport Planning and Research Institute (TPRI) of the Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China, to share insights on the key challenges […]

Policy Briefing & Translation: Work Plan for Promoting the Development of Multimodal Transport and Optimizing and Adjusting the Transport Structure (2021-2025)

This documents provides the briefing and English translation of the the five-year Work Plan for Promoting the Development of Multimodal Transport and Optimizing and Adjusting the Transport Structure (2021-2025), which was issued by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China on 7 January 2022. According to the goals set out in the Work […]

Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning [CN Version] 2/2

To promote smart and integrated urban mobility planning, the European Commission, in 2013, published the “Guidelines on Developing and Implementing A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan”. Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, also known as SUMP, aim at satisfying the mobility needs of people and businesses while improving the quality of life. The SUMP concept has been successfully applied […]

Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning [CN Version] 1/2

To promote smart and integrated urban mobility planning, the European Commission, in 2013, published the “Guidelines on Developing and Implementing A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan”. Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, also known as SUMP, aim at satisfying the mobility needs of people and businesses while improving the quality of life. The SUMP concept has been successfully applied […]

BARRIER-FREE TRANSPORT: OVERVIEW OF DEVELOPMENTS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND GERMANY

Barrier-free transport is a key element of sustainable, climate-friendly and inclusive cities. This report gives an overview of the main policies, standards and best practices regarding barrier-free transport in Germany and the EU. It’s part of the work on Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) and the bilateral cooperation between Germany and China on sustainable transport, […]

Policy Briefing & Translation: NEV Development Plan 2035

This document provides the briefing and English translation of the original New Energy Vehicle Industry Development Plan (2021-2035), which was published by the General Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China on 02 November 2020. The New Energy Vehicle Industry Development Plan (2021-2035) is a strategic top-level policy guiding the development […]

Overview on Battery Swapping and Battery-as-a-Service (BaaS) in China

New Energy Vehicles (NEV) and in particular battery electric vehicles are widely seen as key to make transport more sustainable and climate-friendly, and, in line with the promotion of renewable energy, to reach the climate targets of the Paris Agreement. In its current stage, the direct electrification of vehicles comes along with challenges. Even though […]