The Next Great Leap Forward

Yufeng Guo
May 2006
Planning;May2006, Vol. 72 Issue 5, p22
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the issues brought about by rapid population growth and its impact to the transportation in China. In terms of population density and size, China is much bigger than the U.S. Such high density means that every form of transportation must compete for space on the streets. Other factors that might affect traffic and transportation issues are rural-to-urban migration and the growing car ownership brought about by the booming automotive industry. The author assesses the transportation issues affecting the major Chinese cities. Several plans and initiatives were made to alleviate the traffic problem in most cities.


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