Ningbo ranks high nationwide in road density
Nignbo's road density hit 6.9 kilometers per square meter in 2022, 0.1 km higher than the previous year and ranking 11th among cities nationwide, according to a recent report.
The report was released by institutions including the Urban Transportation Infrastructure Monitoring and Governance Laboratory of the Ministry of Housing and the Urban-Rural Development and China Institute of Urban Planning and Design.
Thirty-six major cities in China were evaluated for the ranking.
The average road density of these 36 major cities stood at 6.3 km/sq km this year, up 1.6 percent year-on-year, according to the report.
Of the 36 monitored cities, 17 are located in the Yangtze River Delta, a region encompassing the provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui as well as Shanghai municipality. The delta's average road density reached 5.9 km/sq km, slightly lower than the national average.
Ningbo, a coastal city in Zhejiang province, was ranked fourth in the delta in terms of the density, only behind Shanghai, Hangzhou and Hefei.
Haishu district topped the city with a road density reaching 8.3 km/sq km, followed by Yinzhou district (8 km/sq km), Jiangbei district (7.8 km/sq km), Beilun district (5.5 km/sq km) and Zhenhai district (5.5 km/sq km).
Ningbo aims to lift the total length of expressways in the city to over 170 km by 2025, according to an urban-rural construction development action plan unveiled by the local government during the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) period.