Transforming Urban Mobility: The Bicycle Highway in Beijing
This video is a part of the series, with which we want to bring attention to selected cases of sustainable and low-carbon urban innovation from China, which may be interesting to learn about as “best practices” for other regions.
Beijing strives to become a biking-friendly world-class mega city. The construction of a 3,200 km biking network and 9 “soft mobility” pilot zones in the 5th Ring Road area of the Chinese capital were completed in 2020. As an important segment of the biking network, a 6.5 km bicycle highway was inaugurated in 2019. Among other benefits, the bike highway provides for faster and safer commuting by bike between densely populated neighbourhoods.