Beijing steers citizens away from private cars

17:09, October 15, 2010      

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The Party Committee of Beijing City recently convened to discuss measures to further promote the development of transportation in the capital city and ease traffic congestion.

The meeting aims to give priority to the development of public transit through increased efforts to encourage people to use eco-friendly means to travel.

It was noted at the meeting that the city will guide the rational use of passenger cars and improve the carrying capacity of road networks by increasing investment in constructions of reduced-traffic blocks and transportation infrastructure.

It was also noted that through the construction of a new generation of intelligent transportation systems, traffic management and operation services are expected to be improved and incentive policies are to be applied to encourage people to drive less and to use more eco-friendly means.

Shi Qixin, professor of China's leading Tsinghua University, said conditional enterprises can provide shuttle services for their workers to provide alternatives to private driving.

The professor suggested that incentives can be awarded by means of calculation on reduction of carbon emissions by less use of private cars on enterprises.

By Li Mu, People's Daily Online

(Editor:李牧(实习))

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