Fast and Green: China's Push for Bus Rapid Transit and Green Urban Areas

June 30, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
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Luc Nadal, Institute for Transport and Development Policy;
Karl Fjellstrom, Institute for Transport and Development Policy;
Hu Manying,Institute for Transport and Development Policy

Sustainable mass transport-moving China's masses faster and greener has become a major priority of Chinese central and local officials, particularly over the past decade as cars have increasingly clogged roads and created smoggier skies. At this meeting, speakers from the Institute for Transport and Development Policy and teh Guangzhou Municipal Technology Development Corporation will talk about their joint work to design and launch Guangzhou's BRT system. This new BRT system stands to rival the renowned TransMilenio system of Bogota, Colombia by delivering average bus speeds of more than 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) per hour, and carrying more than 25,000 riders per hour in one direction at peak periods. This is more than double the passenger capacity, delivered at higher speed and under better service conditions, than any other existing or planned BRT system in Asia.

Location: 5th Floor Conference Room

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