Shanghai is a major city in eastern China and also an important commercial and industrial center of the nation. The area east of the Huangpu River, now called Pudong New District, was identified in the early 1990s as the most important urban development area in eastern China. Many infrastructure projects and commercial, industrial, and residential areas have been or are being constructed. Economic reforms have caused Shanghai to experience tremendous urban growth in recent years. As a result, travel patterns and demand have changed markedly. Bus transit ridership is down because it can no longer satisfy the peoples' need for high quality transit service. This paper provides an overview of the economic and urban development in Shanghai, and further investigates the impact on urban travel characteristics. Service and ridership issues of the transit system are also summarized. Strategies to enhance transit development are suggested.


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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 543-554

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  • Accession Number: 00797728
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784404984
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 2000 12:00AM