CAR Research Paper

Challenges and Opportunities for Developing Sustainable Transportation Systems in Beijing

Authors: Qiang Hong, Ph.D., Susan Zielinski, Eric Paul Dennis, P.E., Joshua Cregger, and Richard Wallace

Produced by: Center for Automotive Research, Transportation Systems Analysis Group
Date: January 28, 2014
Categories: Transportation Planning, Connected Vehicle Technology, Intelligent Transportation Systems

Full Description:

With an increasing population and expanding economy, China has emerged as an important world power. In recent decades, China's urban population has grown exponentially, with a corresponding increase in the personal wealth of citizens. The capital city of Beijing exemplifies the rapid development of urban China. The city is now home to over twenty-million people and is expected to continue gaining residents. This growth also drives unprecedented challenges for urban policy and city management. This report provides background information needed in order to develop solutions for the mobility and air quality challenges facing Beijing.

Download the the full presentation made to the Transportation Research Board, January 14, 2014, here.

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