PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2015, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (11): 1441-1448.doi: 10.18306/dlkxjz.2015.11.011

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Spatial organization pattern of the Yangtze River integrated transport corridor

Chengjin WANG1(), Jiajia CHENG1,2, Li MA1   

  1. 1. Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
    2. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Online:2015-11-25 Published:2015-11-25


The Yangtze River Economic Belt (YREB) has been specified as a national development strategy. In order to promote the socioeconomic development of YREB, an integrated transportation system based on the golden waterway should be improved. This article constructed a spatial mode of inland river integrated transport corridor, described its features with respect to the spatial system, node structure, function differentiation, transportation organization, and international connections. Moreover, the article analyzed the current development of the Yangtze River transport corridor and identified important bottlenecks and demand. Based on the above study, this article emphasized the spatial organization mode of the Yangtze River integrated transport corridor, including water channel network, port layout and transport system of bulk cargoes, function differentiation and distribution network, and structure of the integrated transport hubs and an open transport organization.

Key words: spatial pattern, integrated transport corridor, golden waterway, Yangtze River Economic Belt (YREB)