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Beijing’s annual Transport Action Plan emphasizes non-motorized transport and digital mobility

The Beijing Municipal Government released its Comprehensive Transport Action Plan 2019 in early April. This plan is a detailed annual implementation plan in the context of the Beijing Urban Master Plan 2016-2035.

According to the Action Plan, Beijing will open three new subway lines, accelerate the construction of additional 14 new subway lines and optimize 80 bus routes. Within this year, Beijing will establish a one QR-code-access to all of the city’s public buses and rail transit, making it more convenient for outside travelers and tourists to get around in Beijing.

As for non-motorized mobility, Beijing will continue to invest in improving the mobility environment for cyclists and pedestrians. It is expected that 850 km of bicycle lanes and pedestrian walkways will be completed during the year. One of the two planned non-motorized areas will be constructed in the Central Business District (CBD). At the same time, Beijing will improve the management of e-bikes and increase penalties for riders with non-registered e-bikes on the road. For green and efficient travel, Beijing will design a ‘cross-platform, point-to-point’ public transport service information system to integrate and share different operational data between governments and enterprises, such as from shared bicycles, car-hailing, buses and rail transit.

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Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change (SGCCC)
Ms. Cao facilitates policy exchange between German and Chinese governments and coordinates work streams on south-south-north cooperation, climate legislation and finance to support China in strengthening its climate governance system. Besides, she supports the development of new projects. She studied at Humboldt University of Berlin, Free University of Berlin and Technical University of Munich, having extensive research experiences on climate and energy policies in China and Germany. Before joining GIZ, she worked at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) for many years.