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Report Launch: Towards a National Active Mobility Strategy and an Indicator System for Active-Mobility Friendly Cities in China

Active mobility refers to human-powered modes of transportation such a cycling and walking that constitute a healthy part of urban life and help to accelerate the decarbonisation of the transport sector.

This report, produced in collaboration with the China Academy of Transportation Sciences (CATS) and SinoCarbon, examines the local conditions in Chinese cities and draws on international experiences to put forward a strategy for the advancement of 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.

These recommendations serve the establishment of a National Active Mobility Strategy, which aims to systematically guide Chinese cities to become more active mobility friendly, thus contributing to climate targets and improving urban quality of life.