Metrasys - Sustainable Traffic Management in Mega Cities for Hefei

Heifei, 2008 - 2013

Strategic and planning design of traffic man­age­ment and traffic planning in megacities taking Hefei in the People's Republic of China as an example. Preparation of potential urban planning development scenarios to enable sustainable traffic and urban

  • Client: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • Timeframe: 2008 - 2013
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The METRASYS project - Sustainable Mobility for Megacities is one of ten projects supported by the BMBF within the scope of the focal point of support: "Research for the Sustainable Development of the Megacities of Tomorrow". With its focus on mobility and transportation, the project deals with one of most pressing issues in current and future metropolitan regions.

In Hefei, the Capital of the Anhui Province, the current urban and transportation plans had been studied and further developed, together with the local partners. The resulting outcomes had been the basis for the establishment of a Transportation Management Center. The establishment of this center was carried out according to latest scientific knowledge and was intended for the planning of sustainable development, taking the "financeability" as well as the emission trading method, Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), into consideration.

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Workshop in Hefei

Further project partners had been the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the Frauhenhofer Institute, the Wuppertal Institute and the Freie Universität Berlin. The first project phase consisting of development and implementation was completed in 2013.

Within this consortium, AS+P was concerned with the applied execution and assessment of transportation field tests as well as developing proposals for the environmentally-sound and sustainable urban development of Hefei.