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 […]

CRTEM / HBEFA China Road Transport Emission Model

The rapid economic development in China has led to a substantial increase in motorised transport. Decision-makers are faced with the question which policies may most efficiently and effectively lower greenhouse gas (GHG) and air pollutant emissions. The “China Road Transport Emission Model” (CRTEM) presented in this paper – also known as “HBEFA China” – is […]

Delivering Sustainability: Urban Freight in Developing Cities (ed. 2)

This sourcebook module aims to assist policy makers in developing Asian countries, particularly those involved at the urban level, move towards making the urban freight sector more sustainable. The sourcebook module lays out a set of core actions that aim to serve as a basis of action for policymakers. Additionally, the module provides an overview […]

The Uptake of New Mobility Services: Learning from Asia

New Mobility Services (NMS) – novel mobility services that are enabled by disruptive technology and innovative business models that facilitate effective sharing of mobility resources – such as ride-hailing or dock-less bike sharing systems, have been emerging with the promise of contributing to more sustainable and climate-friendly mobility – in Asia and beyond. But what […]

Beijing Dialogue – Vision of Future Urban Transport and Mobility

Globally but in particular in China, the transport sector is undergoing a holistic transformation. Digitalization and Big Data, platform economy, new players in the field of mobility services and the emergence of new technologies are changing the transport sector landscape. Along with these opportunities comes the increasing unpredictability of how the future of transport and […]

Beijing’s first bicycle highway

According to Katie Melua, there are nine-million bicycles in Beijing – and the city is working on bringing bicycles back to the roads by making cycling more safe and thus convenient. But Beijing is also exploring new ways to make cycling more attractive. In May 2019, the city’s first “bicycle highway” was opened to the […]