Tianjin TOD Proposal
In 2012, the Tianjin Construction and Traffic Committee, Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute in conceptual design, network planning, NMT, and Transport Demand Management (TDM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ITDP.
In Tianjin, ITDP, city agencies, and a team from the Global Environment Facility project management office from the World Bank conducted a study in mid-2014 to develop TOD proposals for three metro station areas. The three metro station areas included the first with a bus terminal, the second with a station forecourt currently used as a parking lot, and the third with a vacant park nearby. The proposal for the vacant park site, called the ‘golden triangle’, is illustrated in this report. This site connects with a metro station and a proposed BRT station, and also to a popular new east-west pedestrian mall which is currently separated from the park by a major road with an inconvenient pedestrian bridge crossing. The proposals are designed to reach ‘gold status’ under ITDP’s TOD Standard. The report in English and Chinese was completed in August 2014 and included input by ADEPT Architects (hired by ITDP) and the Tianjin Urban Planning & Design Institute (ITDP’s MOU partners). ITDP’s work on this project is funded by a grant from the Grantham Foundation.
Tianjin NMT Program
The NMT program in Tianjin is mainly focused on the demonstration areas around the BRT station, and with Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute, ITDP China chose 6 roads for the complete street design, including shared streets, pedestrian zones, raised driveways, mid-block crossings, and bollards- short vertical posts that help direct traffic and increase road safety. The proposal was highly endorsed and the NMT demonstration is planned to be implemented in 2016.
Tianjin TDM Program
In 2015, ITDP China conducted parking research in Tianjin Heping District to show that the current amount of off-street parking (including spaces under construction) was sufficient and on-street parking problems were caused by the lack of TDM in the area. The survey results were submitted to the Heping District Government, and helped the government shift their attention from planning for new off-street parking construction to improving TDM.