In 2012, the Tianjin Construction and Traffic Committee, Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute in conceptual design, network planning, NMT and TDM signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ITDP.
In Tianjin, ITDP together with city agencies and a Global Environment Facility project management office international expert team from the World Bank conducted a study in mid-2014 to develop TOD proposals for three metro station areas. The three metro station areas included one featuring a bus terminal, another with a station forecourt currently used as a parking lot, and another with a vacant park nearby. The proposal for the vacant park site, the so-called 'golden triangle', is illustrated in the report cover graphic below. This site connects with a metro station and a proposed BRT station, and also to a popular new east-west pedestrian mall which is currently severed from the park by a major road with an inconvenient pedestrian bridge crossing. The proposals are designed to reach 'gold standard' under ITDP's TOD Standard. The report in English and Chinese was completed in August 2014 and included input by ADEPT Architects (hired by ITDP) and the Tianjin Urban Planning & Design Institute (ITDP's MOU partners), and ITDP's work on it was funded by a grant from the Grantham Foundation.
Tianjin NMT Program
The NMT program in Tianjin is mainly focusing the demonstration areas around the BRT station, and with Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute, ITDP-China chose 6 roads for the complete street design, including shared street, pedestrian zone, raised driveway, mid-block crossing, bollard, which make the roads safer and convenient. The proposal was highly endorsed and the NMT demonstration is planned to be implemented in 2016.
Tianjin TDM Program
In 2015, ITDP-China did the parking research in Tianjin Heping District, which shows the off-street parking (including the constructing ones) is enough, and the problems of on-street parking was caused by the lack of TDM. The survey result was submitted to the Heping District Government, and helped to stop the planning for the construction of new off-street parking, but turned to improve the TDM.