This illustrated guide, published by the Asian Development Bank in 2011, provides a rich collection of images of sustainable urban transport initiatives from around the world. It considers the transport problems evident in many cities in Asia, including high levels of energy consumption, carbon dioxide emissions, congestion, road casualties, urban sprawl, and social exclusion.
The projections are that these worsening trends are set to continue. A change in course is recommended, with a much clearer focus on urban planning, traffic demand management, public transit, non-motorized transport, streetscape design, road planning, low-emission vehicles, and freight planning. This new paradigm for sustainable urban transport can support a much better quality of urban life in our cities in Asia.
The publication can be dowloaded as a PDF for free.
Changing Course in Urban Transport: An Illustrated Guide | 11.97MB PDF
In June 2012 the Asian Development Bank and seven other multilateral development banks announced their commitment to provide more than $175 billion of loans and grants for transport in developing countries over the next decade.
$175 Billion to Scale Up Support for Transport Announced at Rio+20 | Link to media release