Title

Transition to a Transit City Case of Beijing

Authors

Ziqi Song

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2014

Subject Area

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

Keywords

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

Abstract

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.

Rights

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

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