Friday, November 28, 2014

Beijing to carry out 110 measures on public transportation "Apart from the price adjustments, Beijing is rolling out a slew of measures to provide better services to passengers.

Four new subway lines will be operational by the end of this year. More bus lanes will be set aside on major roads and expressways. Passengers will be able to monitor subway traffic in real-time via the Internet so as to plan their commute more effectively.

Improved transportation system will ensure that in three years, 90 percent of the passengers in the capital can walk within one kilometre to the nearest subway station. All buses will also be equipped with air conditioners."

Friday, October 24, 2014

河南多地已推广公共自行车 郑州何时才能实现?

郑州新闻: "中原网讯(记者 詹莉莉 文/图)昨日上午,郑州晚报记者从全省城市公共交通工作会议上获悉,许昌、濮阳、驻马店、济源、永城等城市已推广公共自行车交通。许昌市目前公共自行车站点为55个、投放自行车1200辆;明年计划站点达到200个,自行车投放达5000辆。"

Friday, October 17, 2014

China goes into deep water for energy, will find only disaster

China is trying to be like the US. Why? Why the mad dash for more energy when energy is just wasted on cars and sprawl? Profits for the elite. Expect disastrous accidents and spills. Meanwhile global warming continues.

rigzone: "China finally realized its goal of finding petroleum reserves in deepwater acreage when state-owned China National Offshore Corp. (CNOOC) successfully drilled the Lingshui 17-2-1 exploration well at the Lingshui 17-2 gas field in the South China Sea, located 93 miles (150 kilometers) south of Hainan Island in the Qiongdongnan Basin."

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Hearing Scheduled on Price Changes for Beijing's Public Transport : "A hearing will be scheduled regarding the coming price adjustment of Beijing's public transport, according to the city's Development and Reform Commission.

The commission solicited public advice and received more than 40,000 pieces within 18 days. People are most concerned with the increase of fares, while suggesting a reasonable price range and different ticketing systems for special groups of people, such as students and senior citizens."

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Major cities in China in need of more public transport English: "Today is Global Car Free Day. But since it falls on a Monday, heavy traffic is inevitable, especially in China’s capital. "

Sunday, September 7, 2014


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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Cars choking Beijing

Bloomberg: "Growing pains in the Chinese capital of 21.1 million are on full display -- from the clogged roads around Tiananmen Square to the brown haze choking its residents. Beijing was the second most-inhospitable international city behind Moscow out of 40 studied by the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, according to a report released in February."