Monday, July 16, 2012

Beijing - disabled and care-giver ride free

Access all areas - "Beijing's disability facilities at a glance

At present 4,462 buses in Beijing have facilities for disabled people, which is one-fifth of the total amount of buses in Beijing.

All buses and the subway offer free public transport for the disabled. Trains do not at present.

Those who accompany disabled people can use buses and the subway for free.

According to a report in Xinhua, from March 2012, foreign residents of Beijing who are disabled can use the buses and subway for free.

In Beijing, 173 parks are open to the disabled for free.

Seven museums offer free access to the disabled, including the National Museum of China, the China Agricultural Museum and the Beijing Museum of Natural History.

Disabled people can receive a 200 yuan ($32) fuel subsidy per year.

All disabled people may park for free.

Those who carry a disabled driving license can drive along the roads that are restricted during peak hours.

Disabled people between the age of 16 and 60 can apply for subsidies on disability equipment."

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