Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific, No. 85 "Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Transport"

Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific, No. 85 "Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Transport"

Date: 
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
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Abstract

The Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific is a peer-reviewed journal published once a year by the Transport Division of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The main objectives of the Bulletin are to provide a medium for the sharing of knowledge, experience, ideas, policy options and information on the development of transport infrastructure and services in the Asia-Pacific region; to stimulate policy-oriented research; and to increase awareness of transport policy issues and responses. 

Given the increased demand for urban mobility due to rapid urbanization and rural-urban migration, Asian countries need to make a significant investment in improving urban transport infrastructure and systems. There is a need for evidence-based policies and sustainable and inclusive plans for the urban public transport systems that tackle these pressing issues. In this Bulletin these issues are explored with a focus on countries in the Asia-Pacific region. It consists of four articles:

a. Impact of bus rapid transit on urban air pollution: commuter’s exposure to PM2.5 in Ahmedabad by Shivanand Swamy, Madhav Pai and Shelly Kulshrestha;
b. Sustainable and equitable transport system in Delhi: issues and policy direction by Absar Alam;
c. Towards an inclusive public transport system in Pakistan by Muhammad Adeel, Anthony G.O Yeh and Zhang Feng; and
d. The institutional environment for sustainable transport development by Abdul Quium.

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Bulletin 85 Sustainable & inclusive urban transportDownload
Article 1_Impact of bus rapid transitDownload
Article 2_Sustainable and equitable transport system in DelhiDownload
Article 3_Towards and inclusive public transport in PakistanDownload
Article 4_Institutional environment for sustainable transport developmentDownload