Beijing aims to boost bicycle use

Guest Writer

Authorities in Beijing are aiming to increase the proportion of cyclists on road from the current 19.7% to 23% by 2015 to help ease congestion and pollution in the city. According to a Xinhua report, the government will eliminate regulations that discourage bicycle use while implementing more restrictions on car drivers. By 2015, Beijing government plans to have 45% of the population taking public transport, 22% using cars, 8% taxis, and 23% and riding bicycles, the report stated.

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