City Interventions

Shandong Spring City Sustainable Urban Mobility Development

Country: China
City: Jinan

Key Stakeholders and PartnersJinan Municipal People’s Government; Finance Department of Shandong province, Development and Reform Committee of Shandong Province

Project Preparation Study PeriodJuly 2016 – November 2016 (Phase I); January 2017- May 2017 (Phase II)

CDIA SupportUS$ 360,000

Expected Downstream Financing$422 million (Asian Development Bank)

Infrastructure sectorsUrban Transport

CDIA priority impact areasClimate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; Environmental Improvement; Poverty Reduction

Key City Development Issues

As the city is a typical belt-shaped urban formation, the demand for long-distance travel boosted the rapid increase in private car usage. As the city has many natural springs in the central urban area, the metro system has not been an easy option. In recent years, Jinan City is considered one of the most heavily congested and polluted cities in the People’s Republic of China, according to national statistics of the air quality index and congestion index. Therefore, the city is in need of better public transport and travel demand management measures to increase its competitiveness and the quality of the urban environment and life for local citizens.

Details of Cooperation

CDIA supported the Asian Development Bank in the early stage of project preparation, which included activities such as 1) review and verification of the overall urban public transportation system to ensure the planned trolley bus system is well integrated into the whole system and with an efficient interchange with various transport modes; and verify the travel demand to ensure the proposed trolley bus system, routes, and stations, are well-planned. It also helped develop a city-wide trolley bus network that includes the renovation of the existing trolley bus network, system design, and operational plan, trolleybus-related IT systems plan, and trolleybus station design. CDIA also formulated the urban transport demand management measures including parking policy, traffic restraint measures, voluntary TDM measures, and other financial TDM measures.

Expected Development Outcomes

The proposed modern trolleybus network is a zero-emission transit system that will provide high-quality service for over 4 million people. It will bring tremendous positive impact to the public transport service quality and will also become a viable path to fighting against air pollution in Jinan and protecting the city’s distinctive ecological environment.

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