Net Zero Carbon Cities

How trackless trams could help revitalize city suburbs

Trackless trams like China's Autonomous Rapid Transit vehicles are less costly than light rail, faster and sleeker than buses, carbon-neutral and flexible. Image: CRRC Zhuzhou Institute Co Ltd

Peter Newman

Professor of Sustainability, Curtin University

Lisa Chamberlain

Communication Lead, Urban Transformation, World Economic Forum

Marie Verschuer

Research Fellow, Curtin University


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The author Peter Newman on a trackless tram in China. The vehicles have the ride quality and service characteristic of light rail Image: Paul Newman

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