China to deal with five urban malaises

Updated: 2015-12-29 09:55


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China to deal with five urban malaises

Traffic is one of the worst headaches for China's city policy-makers. [Photo/IC]

To build modern cities with sophisticated transport network

China is home to more than 160 million cars, only second to the US. However, the urban public transportation system lags behind those of developed countries. In Beijing, there are more than five million private cars, and one third of the commuters choose private vehicles rather than public transport, nearly four times the rate in London and three times that of Singapore. This means for every one hour a commuter spends on the roads 30 minutes is wasted in traffic congestion.

To address the traffic problem, the Chinese government aims to build an integrated public transport system featuring large capacity and low costs, complemented by private transport.

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