Metrasys - Sustainable Traffic Management in Mega Cities for Hefei, P.R. China, 2008 - 2013
The METRASYS project - Sustainable Mobility for Megacities is one of ten projects supported by the BMBF within the scope of the focal point of support: "Research for the Sustainable Development of the Megacities of Tomorrow". With its focus on mobility and transportation, the project deals with one of most pressing issues in current and future metropolitan regions. In Hefei, the Capital of the Anhui Province, the current urban and transportation plans are being studied and further developed, together with the local partners. The resulting outcomes are the basis for the establishment of a Transportation Management Center. The establishment of this center is carried out according to latest scientific knowledge and is intended for the planning of sustainable development, taking the "financeability" as well as the emission trading method, Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), into consideration. Further project partners are the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the Frauhenhofer Institute, the Wuppertal Institute and the Freie Universität Berlin. The current project phase consisting of development and implementation is to be completed by 2013. Within this consortium, AS&P are concerned with the applied execution and assessment of transportation field tests as well as developing proposals for the environmentally-sound and sustainable urban development of Hefei.