Beijing To Introduce Free Park'n'Ride Lots

<p>To encourage more motorists to take advantage of public transit, the city is planning to build free parking lots near new transit stations.</p>
December 21, 2006, 9am PST | Christian Madera | @cpmadera
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"Free parking lots will be built near subway and bus stops in Beijing to encourage drivers to use public transport in downtown Beijing, an official said Monday.

Twenty-six free or low-cost large-scale parking lots are included in the plan to reduce traffic jams in downtown Beijing, said Zhou Nansen, a member of the Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Planning.

The first two, located near some subway stations in Beijing, will each cover about 20 acres, Zhou said."

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Published on Wednesday, December 20, 2006 in China Daily
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