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Bus Rapid Transit, Beijing Style
A Bus Rapid Transit vehicle in Beijing, across from the Forbidden City. Photo by AaverageJoe.

A Bus Rapid Transit vehicle in Beijing, across from the Forbidden City. Photo by AaverageJoe.

Via Smart Growth Around America, this video of a hard-hitting, hardhat-wearing journalist who goes underground to explore Beijing’s new subway line and later comes out again to examine the city’s new bus rapid transit line, provides a good sense of what’s going on in Beijing with respect to mass transit. If you don’t have time to watch the whole video, here are a few of its more informative facts:

  • 100,000 people use Beijing’s BRT everyday.
  • Beijing has 2 BRT lines under construction, and 3 lines in the planning process.
  • By 2020 Beijing plans to have the world’s largest subway system
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