The project will improve the quality of urban life in the capital city of Nepal by delivering
a more efficient, safe, and sustainable urban transport system (UTS),2 favoring local economic
growth and addressing climate change and air pollution mitigation. The UTS will be enhanced
by focusing on (i) a plan to rationalize and upgrade the existing public transport network, tested
through the implementation of pilot routes provided with electric vehicles; (ii) traffic management
works and measures that will enable heritage routes in the city center to be pedestrianized and
improve general walkability (general walking conditions); and (iii) improvement of air quality
monitoring. The project aims to integrate these components holistically. The environment for
development work has greatly improved since 2006, when the decade-long conflict ended. The
experience of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has shown that active community
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