Ahead of the World Transport Convention in Beijing in June 2018, a video has been released to provide an update on the Zhengtong Road redevelopment project.
Through the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety, the World Bank and iRAP have been supporting Shanghai’s Yangpu District Transport Commission in improving non-motorised traffic facilities on its streets. Zhengtong Road is the first project completed with the assistance of the World Resources Institute and support from ChinaRAP.
ChinaRAP assessed over 100km of Yangpu’s roads which can be used to measure exactly how much safety is improved for pedestrians and cyclists.
It is the first project that has prioritised green transport in the area, delivering 5-Star safety for bicyclists and 4-Star safety for pedestrians.
Following the upgrades, we will be able to report on further safety improvements following the star-rating assessments.