Title

Urban transportation in Chinese cities: An efficiency assessment

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2013

Subject Area

mode - bus, operations - capacity, place - asia, policy - sustainable

Keywords

Urban transportation, Sustainable cities, Chinese cities, Efficient transport

Abstract

We use 2008 data for 34 Chinese cities to compare urban transportation systems. The results show stronger eastern and central cities focusing more on high capacity and less on sustainable modes of transportation, while western cities do the opposite. Chinese cities with more sustainable transportation are also more likely to have lower gross domestic product per capita, be smaller, are less urbanized and have higher bus usage. This model needs to change to align with China’s new policy priorities.

Rights

Permission to publish the abstract has been given by Elsevier, copyright remains with them.

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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/13619209

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