ITDP China has been cooperating with Dongguan Urban Planning and Design Institute (DUPDI) for the last few years, providing design suggestions to Dongguan Greenway design and technical support to Dongguan City and Community Greenway Planning and Design Guidelines. At the end of 2014, the NMT and complete street demonstration project, designed by ITDP and DUPDI, was implemented. The colored bike lanes, shared streets, pedestrian zone, raised driveways, mid-block crossings, and bollards create a safer and more accessible environment.
Dandong’s planned BRT corridor is 25km long with 37 stations. The corridor will connect the coach terminal in the south to Zhenzhupao in the north, passing through the heart of the city center and accessing the main train station. The corridor serves the northern Zhen’an District, the downtown Yuanbao District, and Zhenxing District. The corridor will also serve major new development areas to the south, including the new location of the Dandong municipal government offices. The BRT corridor passes through a range of appealing and diverse urban roads. ITDP has been involved with the Dandong project from the early stages, hosting Dandong officials on study tours to see the Guangzhou BRT and Yichang BRT and providing input to the planning and design being carried out by GMEDRI in Dandong.
During July to December 2015, ITDP China was commissioned by Guiyang Public Transportation (Group) Co., Ltd to accomplish the Guiyang BRT network planning. The first phase of the corridor is 24.7km long with 37 BRT stations, which will provide a better connection between Guiyang city center and Huaxi District.
ITDP China was determined as the technical supporter of the Jiuquan BRT preliminary design project by ADB and an advisor for the transportation policy and planning in other areas of Jiuquan City. In the conceptual design phase, ITDP China provided professional suggestions to the physical technology selection and the operation planning of the Jiuquan BRT system, including road traffic, crossings, multi-mode integration, and preliminary conceptual architecture design.
ITDP China’s work in Harbin has addressed parking reform, pedestrian and cycling accessibility, and public transit. In 2012, ITDP China produced policy recommendations for on-street and off-street parking, commissioned by Harbin’s newly developing Songbei District. The proposal provided Harbin with tools to restrict private car use and promote sustainable transportation such as adding parking standards for new developments and creating parking caps. Previously, in 2008, ITDP China worked to redesign roads in Harbin’s new Qunli District and assist in the project’s implementation. Additional projects and studies focused on pedestrian and bicycle facilities improvements downtown, and a proposed BRT network for Harbin. ITDP China produced numerous detailed designs and proposals for bike share and BRT networks, and continues to advocate for their implementation.
Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province in central China, is one China’s largest cities. In December 2012, ITDP signed an agreement with the city of Wuhan to provide technical support to the city’s first BRT corridor, and a proposed larger BRT network. After years of efforts by several organizations to promote BRT in Wuhan, it was a visit by the Wuhan Mayor to the Guanghzou BRT that finally inspired the Wuhan BRT program. Wuhan’s experience clearly shows the importance of demonstration projects to inspire other cities to take action. ITDP has also worked with officials in Wuhan to develop plans for biking infrastructure and pedestrian accessibility. Through visits with local stakeholders, analyses of the energy and social impacts of various proposals, and technical input, ITDP is helping to shape the city’s transportation future.