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Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific: sustainable and inclusive urban transport

22/12/2015 | UNESCAP

The Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific is published once a year by the Transport Division of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The main objectives of the Bulletin are to provide a medium for the sharing of knowledge, experience, ideas, policy options and information on the development of transport infrastructure and services in the Asia-Pacific region; to stimulate policy-oriented research; and to increase awareness of transport policy issues and responses. Given the increased demand for urban mobility due to rapid urbanization and rural-urban migration, Asian countries need to make a significant investment in improving urban transport infrastructure and systems. There is a need for evidence-based policies and sustainable and inclusive plans for the urban public transport systems that tackle these pressing issues. In this Bulletin these issues are explored with a focus on countries in the Asia-Pacific region. It consists of four articles: Impact of bus rapid transit on urban air pollution: commuter’s exposure to PM2.5 in Ahmedabad; Sustainable and equitable transport system in Delhi: issues and policy direction; Towards an inclusive public transport system in Pakistan; and The institutional environment for sustainable transport development.

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