By Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Weidlich, Prof. Dr. Günter Haag (auth.), Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Weidlich, Prof. Dr. Günter Haag (eds.)

Gone are the times whilst mobility was once almost always a question of getting a car. this day the problem of highway ability is changing into ever extra urgent. Even the most secure, so much cozy and a hundred% emissions-free car is just of constrained use whether it is caught in a traffic congestion. Mobility is a key human want and a tremendous think about the financial system. it's a topic of common sense com­ pany like DaimlerChrysler should still make each exercise to protect mo­ bility, thereby gratifying humanity's financial, social and environmental wishes. still, site visitors and mobility difficulties are the inevitable results of a focus of individuals and markets. Bombay, Lagos, Shanghai, Jakarta, Sao Paulo, Cairo, Mexico urban - almost 1/2 the world's inhabitants is urban-based, and the bulk dwell within the metropolitan areas of the 3rd international. The mega-cities within the so-called constructing international locations are dealing with a dramatic raise in site visitors degrees. Gridlock looms at the horizon. should still traffic-choked streets develop into an enduring and day-by-day prevalence, financial improvement might be held in cost and toxins will spiral.

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In Nanjing City the bikes amount to more than 95% of all vehicles. On the other hand the number of bikes has already nearly reached a state of satiation. Today, more than 80% of the total population own a bicycle. The increase from 1995 to 1996 amounted only to 2%, whereas the yearly average increase of the last ten years was about 6%. China has been - and still is - an emergent nation. The economic situation did not allow most people to afford a private car. 41 Secondly, one of the few principles in lel ting lodgings in Nanjing is that there is a short distance between the longing and the factory where the tenant works.

253). By assuming that the relative values for the ten districts are correct and that the number for Nanjing City as a whole is also correct, the adjusted numbers can be derived. The low number of workplaces in SOEs, collectives, corporations, joint ventures, and others in Rural Nanjing corresponds with the comparatively low numbers of non-agricultural population there. See the following table. 23 In Nanjing City the rate of unemployment was below 3% in the years 1990-1995. According to the 9th five-year plan it is supposed to remain below 4% in the years 1996-2000.

And N. Vermond, Scenarios on Opportunities and Impediments in the Asian Pacific Rim, Studies in Regional Science, vol. 13, 1996, pp. 1-46 3. 1 Geographical Location, Area, Population, and Landuse The city of Nanjing (the old capital of six dynasties of ancient southern China) is located about 300 km to the north-west of Shanghai at the Yangtse-River (31 0 north latitude, 118 0 east meridian). Nanjing City is an important traffic node, as it has the biggest river port in China that links Nanjing with the sea.

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