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Review of Developments in Transport in Asia and the Pacific 2015

Transport for Sustainable Development and Regional Connectivity

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This latest biennial Review sets out transport developments in the ESCAP region, focusing ontrade trends and forecasts, and their effect on transport, while also taking into account the external factors affecting transport systems and infrastructure provision, in the context of transport’s contribution the UN global agenda on sustainable development. The Review acts as a mechanism for reporting on the achievements made in the provision of transport infrastructure and services; the challenges remaining in regional, urban and rural connectivity; and on public health issues such as road safety and fossil fuel emissions.

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Road safety

The provision of high-quality roads has been shown time and again to improve people’s lives. As we move into an era of more sustainable transport, policymakers are placing increasing emphasis on the mitigation of transport’s negative social and environmental impacts when planning for a cleaner, more productive and efficient future. However, there are externalities more immediate in nature that require rigorous attention and planning.

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