SYSTRA will work on a World Bank project to relieve traffic congestion in China’s major cities
10 July 2015

SYSTRA will work on a World Bank project to relieve traffic congestion in China’s major cities

SYSTRA’s Asian consulting subsidiary, MVA, wins the flagship World Bank project to relieve traffic congestion and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in China’s major cities.

This project funded by the Global Environmental Fund (GEF) aims to relieve traffic congestion and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in China’s major cities.

Rapid economic growth and urbanization have led to an explosion in the number of vehicles on the roads in China’s cities. Vehicle ownership in China reached 240 million at the end of 2012. Mitigating traffic congestion and reducing carbon emissions have become a key objective for many cities.

This project aims to create a framework, manual and guidelines for public transport planning and reducing transport demand. This document will be produced jointly by several SYSTRA offices in China (Shenzhen, Beijing and Hong-Kong) together with the Beijing Transportation Research Centre, for delivery in August 2016.

Danny Shek, Technical Director of MVA SYTRA who is responsible for the project, expressed his confidence in the success of this project “This will be a challenging and important project with collaboration between different offices and parties. We need technical cooperation between offices and departments to provide an all-round and comprehensive review of transport demand management policy for China. We are committed to improving urban traffic conditions while simultaneously reducing carbon emissions and the impact of modern transport on the environment”.

To learn more: http://www.mvaasia.com/

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