Is China doomed to repeat the same mistakes of other cities in its love affair with the automobile

Is China doomed to repeat the same mistakes of other cities in its love affair with the automobile

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Zeyad Ramadan April 29, 2008 Final Question Is China doomed to repeat the same mistakes of other cities in its love affair with the automobile? Is China’s bid to meet consumer behavior sustainable? What practical advise can you give China to meet its transportation demand yet remain sustainable? As the fastest growing large economy in the world, China is experiencing a rapid increase in motor vehicle ownership and use, in the process gaining immense economic and personal mobility benefits. However, this explosion in car ownership is unsustainable, as evidenced by the impacts of rising congestion, increased air pollution, increased oil consumption, and high rates of traffic fatalities. By 2020, 60% of the Chinese population will be living in cities and there is a fast growing middle class. This isn’t to deny that expanding the automobile industry would bring benefits to the Chinese society, as the Japanese showed the stronger the automobile industry opens steel, glass
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