Beijing is facing local urban transport challenges like congestions, air pollution and noise emission. In addition, since motor vehicle is the fastest growing contributor to global atmospheric warming, how to reduce GHG emissions from urban transport become a key challenge for a sustainable development in China and globally.
Appropriate Transport Demand Management (TDM) strategies and measures can affect travel behaviour and therefore reduce transport energy consumption and GHG emissions. The TDM project in Beijing aims to indentify suitable non-technical measures for Beijing and evaluate GHG emissions reductions.
This project is part of the German International Climate Initiative (IKI) supported by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). On behalf of BMUB and the Beijing Municipal Commission for Transportation (BMCT), the project is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Beijing Transportation Research Center (BTRC).
BTRC updates information of congested urban main roads every two minutes. Real-time road information can be accessed online.
The Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau (北京市环境保护局) carries out monthly and daily reports on air quality.in Beijing.