Beijing to Improve Over 900km of Bike Lanes, Expand Urban Rail

Beijing will improve over 900 kilometers of bike lanes while extending the urban rail network to 630km this year as part of an effort to increase the availability of green transportation options in the city. The Beijing Municipal Traffic Authority has announced that "green travel" will account for 73 percent of all transportation in Beijing by the end of the year, according to Xinhua.

Beijing currently has over 1,000km of lanes theoretically for bicyclists and pedestrians. According to China's 13th Five-Year Plan, Beijing non-car commuters will be able to enjoy 3,200km of sidewalks and bike lanes by 2020.