Unsustainable Transport and Transition in China

This book explores key issues involving transport sustainability in China. The first part examines the current international transportation situation in terms of environmental sustainability, economic sustainability, and social sustainability. Then 100 major cities in China are clustered, based on baseline conditions, projected economic and population growth, and passenger transport challenges. After the clusters are identified, opportunities and constraints for introducing sustainable transport solutions are reviewed. The strengths and weaknesses of potential strategies are discussed, including metro systems, bus rapid transit, light rail, bicycles (and e-bicycles), electric vehicles and walking. The book ends with considerations for moving forward, including sustainable transport in smart cities; the importance of governance and local participation; the two levels of internal and external movements; suggestions for a holistic sustainable transport plan; and reflections on unsustainable transport globally.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 242p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01681359
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781138934511
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 2 2018 4:06PM