Position Papers
Luu Duc Hai
Ministry of Construction (Vietnam)
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Submitted by
Peter Midgley, gTKP
Related theme(s)
Urban Mobility
Asia (AS)

HANOI: Influence of Asian Transport on Urban Transport Policy and Planning in Ha Noi, Viet Nam

The impressive performance of Asia in terms of economic development and the growth in population is causing the region to grapple with extremely rapid rates of urbanization. Urban population rate increased to about 24%, 2000 in Viet Nam. In Asia walking and cycling are often the sole means of gaining access to employment and social
services for the urban poor. Vehicle emissions are increasingly being recognized as the dominant cause of localized air pollution. Transport accidents are increasing with the number of deaths increased to about 13,000, 2002 in Viet Nam. Bicycle use in Ha Noi reduced to about 37% passenger traffic demand in 2000, the public transport about 7%, 2002, while motorcycle about 56%, 2000. Through the paper, the author of this one would like to present the influence of Asian transport on urban policy and planning in Ha Noi.