The World Resources Institute (WRI) recently published a forecast of five trends to be expected in China’s Urban Transport in 2013. The rapid change in Chinese cities’ infrastructure is likely to continue. The country’s economy will keep urban development and public transport infrastructure such as metro and bus rapid transit (BRT) growing. Nevertheless more and more Chinese buy a car. The challenges like congestion, air pollution and noise emission of traffic from automobiles, already affecting large cities like Beijing, will face up to more second-tier cities. According to WRI, the following five trends are awaited: Urban Rail Expansion Battling with Air Pollution Private Car Ban Biking Renaissance Multi-Modal Integration
The Chinese government intends to support the development of environmentally friendly urban transport systems as city congestion worsens. More detailed information can be found on Bloomberg News.