Beijing improves travelling experiences of commuters
Beijing's motoway and cycle lanes [Photo: from VCG]
Roughly 600 kilometres of sidewalks and cycling lanes have been repaired or improved in Beijing in 2017 under a pilot program that began two years earlier. The project has involved re-planning and resurfacing the pedestrian lanes across the Chinese capital.
The Beijing Municipal Commission for Transportation says the aim is to improve the pedestrian experience. The plan is to have repaired or improved at least 3,200 kilometres of sidewalks and cycling lanes by the end of 2020.
So far, nearly 2,000 kilometres of damaged roads in Beijing have been resurfaced, including traffic lanes, cycle lanes, and sidewalks.
An official with the project says lanes are being separated from traffic in order to avoid collisions. Barriers are being installed wherever road conditions allow for them.