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

Dec 30, 2019

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 Climate Partnership III

Project country
Political Partners
German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU); Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People's Republic of China (MEE); National Energy Administration of the People's Republic of China (NEA)
Implementation Partners
Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China
09/2017 – 09/2020

Germany and China signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Combatting Climate Change and initiated this bilateral dialogue as "Sino-German Climate Partnership". The project has been established to support the cooperation between the German Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE). The new phase of the project starts in 2018 with close alignment to the restructuring at the Chinese government. In this phase, the project aims to advance the policy dialogue and cooperation with the Chinese partners domestically as well as within the international context of climate change. Part of the work will be supporting the development and implementation of China's medium- and long-term low-carbon development strategies, hence by supporting the Chinese government in strengthening the climate governance system. Domestically the SGCP project supports the policy dialogue on climate change (Sino-German Working Group on Climate Change) and enhances the exchange of German experiences and best practices, this includes strengthening capacities for the development of integrated climate and energy action plans as well as adaptation concepts for cities. On international level the SGCP project enhances the knowledge of both patterns about best practices in regard of climate policies and their implementation. For new cooperation topics identified by the Working Group on Climate Change, the project acts as an incubator for IKI development. As interface for information management, it serves a as a hub for exchange between partners of the IKI within and outside China, especially within the UNFCCC process.