National urban transport policies and programmes are an opportiunity for central governments to help cities cope with related challenges while achieving national economic, environmental and social objectives. This report is written to inform decision-makers in China, but is also relevant for other countries facing similar challenges. It presents and analysis of a variety of financing and planning practices world-wide in order to help decision makers identify suitable elements for their local context.
The study assess international experiences regarding national policies and programmes to support sustainable urban transport. It presents insights into urban transport arrangements in eight countries: Brazil, Columbia, France, Germany, India, Mexico, the United Kingdom and United States of America. The choice of countries provides a spectrum of promising solutions. shows a broad range of different approaches from various continents and contexts and includes both developed and emerging economy countries.