As the recent white paper on China’s transport for the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016–2020) states, China must set higher standards for the transport development to “realize the Chinese Dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation” (State Council Information Office 2016). In this...
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by Ying Wang, Su Song, Shiyong Qiu, Lu Lu, Yilin Ma, Xiaoyi Li and Ying Hu - March 2017
The traffic congestion and its high socioeconomic cost, brought by China’s fast urbanization, has forced the demand for congestion mitigation and emission reduction in the transport sector onto the government’s agenda. Several Chinese cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou are...
Urban Design Recommendations for Healthier Cities, Fewer Traffic Fatalitiesby Ben Welle, Wei Li, Claudia Adriazola, Robin King, Marta Obelheiro, Claudio Sarmiento and Qingnan Liu - July 2015
Cities Safer by Design is a global reference guide to help cities save lives from traffic fatalities through improved...
by Nicolae Duduta, Claudia Adriazola, Dario Hidalgo, Vineet John, Carsten Wass, Technical Director, Consia Consultants and Luis Antonio Lindau, Director, EMBARQ Brasil - January 2015
This report includes recommendations for integrating safety into the planning, design, and operation of major bus routes.
An Accounting and Reporting Standard for Citiesby Wee Kean Fong, Michael Doust (C40) and Chang Deng-Beck (ICLEI) - December 2014
WRI, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) have partnered to create a GHG Protocol standard for cities: Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC).
Tracking Public and Private Investment in Transportby Benoit Lefevre, David Leipziger and Matthew Raifman - January 2014
This paper attempts to quantify capital investment in transport around the world. Distinguishing public and private investment at the national and international level is the first step needed to shift investment towards more sustainable, low-carbon modes and systems.
Traffic safety impacts of sustainable transport policiesby Nicolae Duduta, Claudia Adriazola and Dario Hidalgo - December 2013
Traffic safety improvements are an often-overlooked benefit of sustainable transport projects and policies. New research from EMBARQ finds that investments in biking and pedestrian infrastructure, improved mass transit systems, and measures to limit motor vehicle usage can all significantly...
Role of the Auto-rickshaw Sectorby Akshay Mani, Madhav Pai and Rishi Aggarwal - February 2012
This paper examines the role the auto-rickshaw sector can play in promoting sustainable urban transport in India. It develops a policy vision for this sector and presents recommendations on reforms to address sustainability challenges.
by Allison Bishins, Nathan Sandwick and Radha Neelakantan - July 2011
This report explores
whether technology improvements alone can achieve
oil consumption and GHG emissions reduction targets
consistent with recent draft legislation and international
Lessons learned from major bus improvements in Latin America and Asiaby Dario Hidalgo and Aileen Carrigan - October 2010
This report provides key findings and lessons learned from a comprehensive review of major bus improvements in 13 Latin American and Asian cities.