Transition to a Transit City Case of Beijing


Ziqi Song

Document Type

Journal Article

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Subject Area

place - asia, place - urban, planning - travel demand management, policy - sustainable


Urban transportation, transit city, sustainable transportation, mobility, travel demand, transportation policy


Over the past three decades, the urban transportation system in Beijing has been undergoing tremendous changes. Beijing has been transformed from a city dominated by nonmotorized transportation to an almost car-saturated city. To combat the ever-growing traffic gridlock, the city in recent years has been working proactively on fulfilling its long-term vision: building a transit city. This study presents the city's development of a more sustainable transportation system from a mobility culture perspective. More specifically, the focus is on these three aspects: travel demand, mobility patterns, and transportation policy.


Permission to publish the abstract has been given by Transportation Research Board, Washington, copyright remains with them.