Hong Kong has been identified as the top city worldwide for sustainable transport according to the 2017 Sustainable Cities Mobility Index from Arcadis – a global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets.
The study measured 23 indicators across 100 cities to encompass a wide range of geographic, economic and future development factors.
The 23 indicators were grouped into the effects on people (social and human implications, including quality of life), planet (environmental/green factors) and profit (assessment of efficiency and reliability in facilitating economic growth).
Hong Kong came out on top overall thanks to its well-connected and innovative transport network which handles an impressive 12.6 million passenger journeys every day. It is also cheap by international standards and accounts for 90 percent of all daily journeys in the Asian metropolis – the highest rate of any city in the world.
Other top cities in Asia included Seoul and Singapore, though the overall top 10 was dominated by European cities.
The lowest Asian scorers of the 100 cities surveyed include Jakarta (89th), Bangkok (92nd), Kuala Lumpur (95th) and Hanoi (96).
For a more detailed overview, visit arcadis.com