Smart City Planning for the West Dongba of Beijing
Beijing Municipal Institute reduces carbon emissions by increasing travel efficiency
Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Beijing Municipal Institute of City Planning & Design
The northeast part of Beijing’s Choyang District is not known for sufficient public transportation options despite few people owning cars, leaving commuting needs unmet. To address the problem, the Beijing Municipal Institute of City Planning & Design began developing multiple rail lines and two subway stations for the district that will spark an overall transformation and rebirth of the project area, as well as promote various modes of green and active transportation, including bicycles. However, they knew proper planning for the project was critical. The team used CUBE to analyze travel volume, distribution, and modes of transportation to and from the district. Using the information to optimize the design, the organization improved travel efficiency by 15% and significantly reduced the use of carbon-emitting vehicles while easing navigation through the city and improving health.