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Post time 2019-4-22 14:00:31 |Display all floors
(CGTN)The Chinese capital will open its first bicycle-only road at the end of May, according to the Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport.

The 6.5-kilometer-long road aims to ease choking traffic in the area between Huilongguan, a densely-populated community, and Shangdi, where a large number of hi-tech companies are located, in northern Beijing. An average of 11,600 people commute to work daily in the area.



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Post time 2019-4-22 14:01:26 |Display all floors
There are three lanes, including a reversible lane, on the 6-meter-wide road.

Conveyor belts for bicycles and other power assisting devices are installed at entrances and exits of the road.

Beijing has over 1.9 million shared bikes, and over 1,014 kilometers of lanes for cyclists and pedestrians. By 2020, the figure will reach 3,200 kilometers, according to the commission.

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Post time 2019-4-22 18:09:18 |Display all floors
I hope it will be in all cities soon .. even the highways if possible. Riding is a good form of exercise and another mode of transport to other cities and provinces if there are pathways for bikes. This will also create another form of business such as cheap hotels and service areas for bikes along the highways. The joy would be not only the destination but in the travelling as well.

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Post time 2019-4-24 12:41:22 |Display all floors
Have more of them by closing more roads to motor vehicles, cut down pollution, save energy, good for health of cyclists!

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Post time 2019-4-24 22:31:13 |Display all floors
To get across the thoroughfares and boulevards in Beijing, you would often have to use underpasses and overpasses, that might be a sticker for Beijingers to cycle in town.
Believe it or not, it's true.

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Post time 2019-4-25 12:56:46 |Display all floors
China used to be a nation of cyclists until some smart alec introduced the motor car and now we have air pollution from exhaust fumes, gridlock, wasted time sitting in traffic jam!  China should go back to bicycles!

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