Urban & Rural Transport

Cities are strongly affected by the negative consequences of growing both passenger and freight transport volumes. The often car-centric development of cities comes along with congestion, air pollution, carbon emissions, road accidents, noise and thus negative impacts to people’s health and a general deterioration of life quality. To make urban transport and mobility more sustainable and the cities more livable, human-centered city and mobility planning is needed. This includes the promotion of barrier-free public transport, walking, cycling and other forms of micro-mobility and the sustainable integration of new mobility services into the existing public transport networks. To ensure a just transition towards more sustainable mobility and to promote urban-rural integration, also the mobility needs of the rural population need to be strongly considered.

Facts & Figures

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million private passenger cars on Chinese roads in 2020
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thousand shared bicycles in the Chinese capital Beijing in 2020
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of the Chinese population lived in cities in 2020
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km of urban rail in Chinese cities in 2020

News & Articles

Research on Technical Systems of Battery Electric Buses in China

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

[Video] Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) in Foshan

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.

Promoting China’s Transition Towards Sustainable Transport Integration

The advancements in information and communication technologies (ICT) have unlocked new opportunities for innovative urban mobility services. Smartphone-based Mobility-on-Demand (MoD) services such as ride-hailing, dockless bike-sharing or car-sharing have exploded in China on a scale that is incomparable to any other country. For example, in

External Resources that might also interest you

The MobiliseYourCity Partnership is a global and inclusive network of cities and countries as well as a sectorial umbrella of international cooperation particularly related to the field of sustainable urban mobility; the Partnership is strongly supported by the European Commission, the German Government, the French Government. Find further information at: www.MobiliseYourCity.net