Reimagining the Future of Transport across Asia and the Pacific

Publication | January 2022

This report identifies trends, principles, and strategies for future transport in Asia and the Pacific with a view to 2030 and 2050.

Transport projects need to be designed for tomorrow's reality, not today's. They can take years to plan and build and are then in operation for a much longer period: decisions during the concept and design phase need to consider changes that could happen in the years ahead. This study sets out emerging trends that are likely to impact the future of transport services. It also provides draft visions of what future transport strategies could look like, up to 2050. Together with trend cards and a playbook, it aims to help countries apply futures thinking to envision what types of transportation systems, networks, and infrastructure would be needed to realize their preferred futures.


  • Rethinking the Future of Transport
  • An Alternative Approach to Planning and Investments
  • Ten Trends Shaping the Future of Transport
  • Playbook
  • How to Use This Document
  • Plausible Visions for Future Transport in Asia and the Pacific
    • Vision 1: Safe, Reliable, and Efficient Systems
    • Vision 2: Inclusive and Accessible Spaces and Services
    • Vision 3: Develop and Deliver Resilient Infrastructure Systems
    • Vision 4: Seamless Transport and Logistics Systems
    • Vision 5: Deliver Environmentally Considerate Outcomes
    • Vision 6: Robust Institutional, Financial, and Technical Capacity
    • Vision 7: Technology-Enabled Transport Services
    • Vision 8: Strong Regional Cooperation and Comprehensive Development
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix

Additional Details

  • Transport
  • Transport safety
  • Transport Management and Policies
  • 82
  • 8.5 x 11
  • SPR210401-2
  • 978-92-9269-093-9 (print)
  • 978-92-9269-094-6 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9269-095-3 (ebook)

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