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Sustainable Urban Mobility in Asia (SUMA) News Digest -Vol. 5 Issue 12

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      Sustainable Urban Mobility in Asia (SUMA) News Digest
      Vol. 5 Issue 12
      1 August 2008

      SUMA News Digest is a free weekly e-mail publication that features
      news, information, and events related to sustainable urban
      transportation in Asia.

      *** VISIT THE SUMA PAGES:
      http://www.cleanairnet.org/suma ***

      SUMA PARTNERS ON THE MOVE!

      GTZ-SUTP: GTZ delivers 2-day and 6-day training courses on Mass
      Transit in Indore (India)

      GTZ SUTP has delivered training courses on Mass Transit in Indore
      (India) from June 26 to July 1, as part of the SUMA project. The
      training courses were held in cooperation with WRI-Embarq and ITDP,
      and main trainers were Darío Hidalgo (WRI), Shreya Gadepalli (ITDP),
      Carlosfelipe Pardo (GTZ). Read More

      http://www.sutp.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1201&Itemid=13
      2&lang=uk

      ADB: Asia on the Move: Energy Efficient and Inclusive Transport

      The Forum is organized by ADB and co-sponsored by the global Transport
      Knowledge Partnership. The Resource Speakers would be renowned experts
      from governments, financial institutions, civil society, academia, and
      international organizations. Visit the link to know more about the
      workshop

      http://www.adb.org/Documents/Events/2008/ADB-Transport-Forum-2008/

      NEWSREPORTS

      South Korea promoting bicycle use-
      http://www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia/1412/article-72912.html

      Philippines: Higher Transport Fares Demanded-
      http://www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia/1412/article-72907.html

      Bangladesh: Mindset Change A Must For Woman-Friendly Bus Journey:
      Study
      http://www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia/1412/article-72913.html

      India:Tata Motors To Roll out Electric Cars:
      http://www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia/1412/article-72921.html

      India : From Busway to BRT-
      http://www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia/1412/article-72904.html

      Why readers aren't overjoyed at travelling by bus in Viet Nam-
      http://www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia/1412/article-72914.html

      Malaysia : Gas for Buses-http://www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia/1412/
      article-72908.html

      Sri Lanka seeks to improve Public Transport to cut fuel costs and
      fuel.
      http://www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia/1412/article-72930.html

      Chinese cities overhaul transport systems for Olympics
      http://www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia/1412/article-72931.html

      China: Urban Thinker: GZ BRT Should be Integrated with Metro
      http://www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia/1412/article-72890.html

      Combodia : Road deaths soar in first four months of 2008
      http://www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia/1412/article-72932.html

      * * * *
      INTERESTING FINDS/SEMINARS

      FREIGHT TRANSPORT IN A CARBON CONSTRAINED ECONOMY: National Transport
      Commission and Rare Consulting

      Global concerns about the potential impact of climate change on human
      civilisation have given rise to an international policy debate about
      ways to deliver significant and sustained reductions in global
      greenhouse gas emissions. Currently, no country has a detailed
      strategy or plan for cutting freight transport emissions over the
      longer term. The aim of this discussion paper is to start to plan ways
      in whichemissions from freight transport can be cut over the longer
      term. Indeed, there are many measures that can be taken now to start
      reducing emissions. Many of these measures are productivity reforms
      which have the double benefit of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and
      reducing the cost of transport. This report contains a set of
      proposals for comment that will start focusing actions on ways to
      reduce freight transport emissions over the longer term. Read more…

      http://www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia/1412/article-72916.html


      FUEL QUALITY SEMINAR – Japan Automobile Research Institute

      JARI China Roundtable 2008 focused how local government introduced
      vehicle emission regulation of national plan at local level.
      In order to reduce emission from vehicles, improvement of vehicle fuel
      quality is considered as a prerequisite. Improvement of fuel quality
      is effective for not only new vehicle but also vehicle in-use. It is
      important to introduce appropriate fuel quality with emission
      regulation level in advance or in the same timing of introduction of
      vehicle emission regulation. Contact: khirota@... for more
      details

      http://www.jari.or.jp/en/rt_en/rt0806_en.html

      2007- WORKSHOP ON TRANSPORT, HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT, AND EQUITY IN INDIAN
      CITIES

      The workshop which was funded by the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute,
      the Canadian International Development Agency, and the Social Sciences
      and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and was held December
      17-19, 2007, brought together 60-70 persons, including academic
      researchers, senior government decision makers, and private sector,
      industry, and NGO representatives, from India, Canada, and other
      countries. Five graduate students from Canada, and more from India,
      participated. Access the presentations at

      http://www.mcgill.ca/urbanplanning/research/projects/indiancities/

      MOUD: INDIA – STUDY IN TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION STRATEGIES IN URBAN
      AREAS IN INDIA
      The final report has been uploaded in the internet and it contains a
      wide spectrum of issues pertaining to urban transport in Indian
      Cities.

      http://urbanindia.nic.in/moud/programme/ut/main.htm

      FOOD FOR THOUGHT

      •In South Korea, women constitute 38% of Total Vehicle Registrations

      (http://www.monstersandcritics.com/lifestyle/life/news/
      article_1389304.php/Women_driving_car_sales_in_South_Korea)
      •In India, there is One Road Accident Death every 5 minutes

      (http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/News/PoliticsNation/
      One_fatal_accident_every_five_minutes_on_Indian_roads/articleshow/
      3138719.cms)

      •With 50% increase in fuel price, modal change from car to bus or
      subway is expected at minimum 3.9% to maximum 8.5%

      (www.internationaltransportforum.org/Topics/Workshops/
      WS2LeeSlides.ppt)

      •If 100% public transit user subsidy is implemented, 18% of current
      private vehicle user will switch over to public transport

      (www.internationaltransportforum.org/Topics/Workshops/
      WS2LeeSlides.ppt)

      CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS

      We in CAI-Asia are looking for good analytical/research papers on
      Sustainable Transport and Air Pollution. If you would like your paper
      to be linked/ published in the CAI website, please let us know…

      * * * *
      MARK YOUR CALENDARS
      ADB: Asia on the Move: Energy Efficient and Inclusive Transport,
      September-9-12/2008

      http://www.adb.org/Documents/Events/2008/ADB-Transport-Forum-2008/

      "BRT Systems in India and Abroad" from 24 to 26 September, 2008 at
      Visakhapatnam, India.

      http://www.gvpcoeedu.org/brts.html

      Fourteenth International Conference on Urban Transport and the
      Environment in the 21st Century, 1 - 3 September 2008, Malta,

      http://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2008/urban08/

      PODCAR City Sustainable Transport Conference,
      14-16 September 2008, Ithaca, New York,

      http://www.podcar.org/ithacaconference/

      UITP 2nd Sustainable Development Conference
      Making tomorrow today
      22-24 October 2008, Milan, Italy

      http://www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia/1412/article-72425.html

      Better Air Quality (BAQ) Workshop 2008
      12-14 November 2008 Bangkok, Thailand

      http://www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia/1412/article-72312.html

      See more SUT events
      http://www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia/1412/propertyvalue-27089.html

      See CAI-Asia's events calendar
      http://www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia/1412/propertyvalue-13577.html

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      * * * ABOUT SUMA * * *

      The Sustainable Urban Mobility in Asia (SUMA) program of the Clean
      Air Initiative for Asian Cities
      ( www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia), Asian Development Bank
      ( www.adb.org), EMBARQ-the World Resources Institute Center for
      Sustainable Transport ( http://embarq.wri.org ), GTZ Sustainable
      Urban Transport Project ( www.sutp.org), Interface for Cycling
      Expertise ( www.cycling.nl), Institute for Transportation and
      Development Policy (www.itdp.org), and United Nations Center for
      Regional Development (www.uncrd.or.jp/est) is made possible through
      the generous support of the Swedish International Development
      Cooperation Agency ( www.sida.se). SUMA works with Asian countries and
      cities to strengthen then formulation and implementation of
      sustainable urban transportation
      policies, specifically in
      (i) Improving urban air quality by adopting AQM planning in
      sustainable transport policies and promoting public transportation,
      (ii) Improving road safety by encouraging non-motorized transport and
      public transport, and
      (iii) Reducing transport's contribution to climate change by adopting
      a co-benefits approach with urban air quality management.
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