Application of Sustainable Transport in Urban Context


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Sam Chow is a Director of Consulting in Arup that heads the East Asia Region Transport Consulting Group. He is a professional / chartered engineer that holds a Bachelors of Civil Engineering from Monash University in Australia as well as a Masters of Business Administration from University of Ottawa in Canada. Mr Chow has over 27 years of transport consulting as well as senior management experience in Asia Pacific region. He has been running a wide range of projects from individual developments to city-wide transport planning and policies, from parking studies, rail stations planning to ports and airports planning, from pedestrian studies to freight transport plan. His presentation will focus on Sustainability Elements in Formulating Transport Plan for TOD Projects.

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Application of Sustainable Transport in Urban Context

  1. 1. APPLICATION OF SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT IN URBAN CONTEXT Sam Chow, Director of Consulting, East Asia Transport Consulting Leader Green Drinks China, Shanghai, 12th September 2013
  2. 2. Sustainable Transport
  3. 3. Intelligent Communications Technology The world is just a click away. But totally effective? Human touch?
  4. 4. Intelligent Transport System  Information available on the tip of your fingers  Determine the best mode choice / route available  But, who develop / maintain this mega-information platform?
  5. 5. Pedestrian System Accessible and Permeable Too Complicated? Comfortable Too Long?
  6. 6. Bicycle System  Limited by range? Bicycle + Public Transport 79 Bicycle Rental Schemes in China: •  Wuhan •  Hangzhou •  Shanghai •  Suzhou •  Hefei •  Shenzhen •  …
  7. 7. Bicycle System  Can’t bring your own bicycle onto public transport system?
  8. 8. Rail System  Perhaps the best mass mobility solution so far  Significant implications on infrastructure  Significant long-term operational resources
  9. 9. Buses  Electric buses travelling range still limited by technology  Will Induction Power Charging system be the solution?
  10. 10. Private Cars Low cost & high impact incentives for EV include: • Charging spots in central commercial car parks • Flexible peak/off-peak charging price structure • Charging with renewable energy • Public training program on using EV • Dedicated website to educate public on EV  EV limited by technology? Public acceptance?  Car Sharing System? Security / Financial Viability?
  11. 11. Innovative Rail System   Personal Rapid Transit (PRT)   Public transport mode featuring automated vehicles   Point-to-point service Sufficient Capacity?
  12. 12. Will the solution be a balance of all the above?
  13. 13. Sustainable Transport Synergy of Systems
  14. 14. The Balanced Solution The Synergy of TOD and Sustainable Urban Development Original Land Use  Rail Station  Network Adjustment  Land Use Adjustment  Proposed Land Use 可持续富裕 Sustainable Affluence Expansion Innovation Social Harmony Transit- Oriented Development Prosperity Environmental Protection Adaptation
  15. 15. Transport Design Strategy Rail Station School Residential Centre Land Use Pedestrian Network Design Main Road Network to Avoid Segregation of Land Use User-friendly Pedestrian Environment Seamless Interchange Road Design to Accommodat e Different Modes of Transport  Residential
  16. 16. 16 Thank you