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

million private passenger cars on Chinese roads in 2019
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shared bicycles in the Chinese capital Beijing in 2019
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of the Chinese population lived in cities in 2020
km of urban rail in Chinese cities in 2019

News & Articles

Active Mobility Alliance for Better Cities

China, with a total of 10.5 Gt of CO2 in 2018, is the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG)[1]. Transport accounts for about 10 percent of those emissions and in particular road transport poses a big challenge to the people: The number of vehicles on

The Beijing Dialogue – Future Urban Transport & Mobility

Against the background of global climate change, cities around the world are under immense pressure to make their transport systems more sustainable and climate friendly. Electro-mobility, ride-hailing, shared- and micro-mobility, autonomous driving and Big Data-based smart city and traffic management applications are offering opportunities to

2020 EB-PAC National New Energy Bus Performance Evaluation Competition

The transport sector in China needs to start outlining intermediate efforts to play its role in reaching the recently set long-term target: carbon neutrality by 2060 as announced by China’s President Xi Jinping on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 during his speech at the General Debate


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: