CUTPP is a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Finance, NDRC, the World Bank, and the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The programme includes urban transport policy development, capacity building and demonstration with a goal to change the current approach to urban transportation, land use, and investment policy design in order to promote sustainability and decrease pollution.
This 8 year project will be implemented in several phases:
Phase one, the first 3.5 years, has received 21 million USD, 8 million USD of which is for capacity building, and 13 million USD for demonstration projects.
Phase two has been planned with a budget of 39 million USD over 4.5 years.
Throughout the entirety of the programme, demonstration projects will be completed nine provinces, autonomous regions and 20 cities nationwide.
The outputs of the project that would collectively achieve this objective would be:
National Urban Transport Strategy. A comprehensive strategy to guide different elements of China’s governing structure on issues related to urban transport. The strategy would address issues related to financing, roles and responsibilities, incentives, and implementation and enforcement mechanisms.
Urban Transport Policy Guidance for municipalities. A series of technical notes that would provide guidance for planners in Chinese municipalities to develop City and region specific urban transport plans, policies and investments that promote sustainable transport. This will include a review of planning and design standards.
Recommendations for an Urban Transport Law This activity would produce recommendations for the substance of a law that would institutionalize procedures, policies and guidelines for urban transport investments. At present it is expected that such recommendations would be drafted as appropriate in the later stages of the GEF program. At this preliminary stage it is too early to comment on the appropriate schedule and content of such a law.
Institutionalized arrangements for coordinating urban transport issues in China. The Strategy will develop institutional mechanisms to integrate and coordinate urban transport decisions between governmental entities.
Training and technical capacity building. Technical-capacity building of local decision-makers and city planners that focuses on a holistic approach to sustainable transport development in China’s context of rapid development and change.
Dissemination, and public awareness raising. These outputs will include training programs, conference presentations and perhaps other dissemination activities such as videos and audio-visual aids that provide guidance on sustainable transport issues to local decision-makers, planners and the public nation-wide.