Beijing Parking Reform
ITDP China worked with the Beijing Transport Research Center on an off and on-street parking reform study commissioned by the Asian Development Bank. Parking reform is being planned in Xicheng District based on ITDP’s well-received recommendations.
In 2015, ITDP China presented a report based on this study in the China Urban Traffic Development Forum, hosted by the Ministry of Communications. In the same year, Beijing introduced 30 “parking-free” streets, 100 “normalized parking” streets, and set the upper limit of parking in new constructed residential projects.
The Beijing parking study, available in English and Chinese, can be downloaded here.
On March 11, 2015, ITDP China attended the Urban Transport Development Forum in Beijing. The forum, organized by the Ministry of PRC, World Bank, and GIZ, aimed to find solutions for traffic problems in Chinese cities. It also took place while Beijing changed policies in order to tackle traffic congestion and illegal parking. ITDP China’s Bram van Ooijen presented ITDP’s Beijing parking study at the forum. The attendees of the conference included the Beijing Transport Commission, Beijing Transportation Research Center, and other planning institutes and universities.