Transport Economics Policy & Planning; Urban Transport; Banks & Banking Reform; Roads & Highways; Municipal Financial Management
East Asia and Pacific
Summary: The proceedings of the China Urban Transport Symposium brought together senior policymakers from the Central government and a number of major cities, prominent international and domestic urban transport exports, and World Bank (IBRD) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) staff, to clarify the issues facing China's urban transport policy and strategy. Theme papers covered motorization, motor vehicle pollution, urban transport management, bicycles in cities, mass rapid transit, public transit reform, the private sector's role, transport pricing, and urban transport planning. The participants generally recognized that a comprehensive approach to urban transport that balanced transport infrastructure construction with transport policy measures was required. The Concluding Statement, included in full text, summarized this consensus, and set out principles, criteria, and actions to underpin China's urban transport strategy, and to guide future assistance from the IBRD and the ADB.
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