BIGRS Shanghai Update
Tongwen Yu, Transportation Coordinator
Shanghai Institute of Traffic Engineering
January 13, 2016
(Official statistics, 2015)
• 6,340 sq.km, 24.15 million population
• 56 billion (2% of total GDP) investment on traffic
infrastructure, with a focus on city road, freeway and metro
Motorized vehicles in Shanghai
• 3.34 million registered vehicles, including 2.09 million
private vehicles, and 1.2 million vehicles with non-
• 16.21 million registered non-motorized vehicles,
including 5.04 million e-bikes
• 37.6 km/h during the morning peak hours and 44.9km/h
during the evening peak hours on urban expressways.
• 19 km/h on city roads during the peak hours.
Progress 1: Road safety inspection
• WRI and ChinaRAP conducted road safety inspection
and iRAP survey on roads managed by township and
district govt., and provided technical advice on the
• Motorized vehicles, non-motorized vehicles and
pedestrians share the space on this particular road,
which creates safety risks.
Progress 2: Bike network design
• WRI assisted Changning District with improving the
design of its bicycle network, the first of its kind in
Shanghai, which include both on-street bike lanes and
off-street bike paths.
Progress 3: Advocate for audit process
• Existing design review process gives little consideration
for road safety.
• Working to advocate for road safety audit to be included
in the regular design review process for all road project.
• Planning a workshop on road safety audit and inspection
in February 2017 and invite international experts to
introduce road safety policies, interventions, and audit
and inspection methodologies.
• The number of e-bikes are increasing rapidly. E-bike
manufacturers don’t follow the standards (40kg, 20km/h);
many crashes involve e-bikes.
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• Fragmentation of power and funds between district- and
city-level governments creates barriers to coordination.