Beijing to open first bicycle-only road
The Chinese capital will open its first bicycle-only road at the end of May, according to the Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport.
The 6.5-kilometer-long road aims to ease choking traffic in the area between Huilongguan, a densely-populated community, and Shangdi, where a large number of hi-tech companies are located, in northern Beijing. An average of 11,600 people commute to work daily in the area.
Mobike, one of China's bike-sharing brands. /VCG Photo

Mobike, one of China's bike-sharing brands. /VCG Photo

There are three lanes, including a reversible lane, on the 6-meter-wide road.
Conveyor belts for bicycles and other power assisting devices are installed at entrances and exits of the road.
Beijing has over 1.9 million shared bikes, and over 1,014 kilometers of lanes for cyclists and pedestrians. By 2020, the figure will reach 3,200 kilometers, according to the commission.
(Cover: A bicycle road sign. /VCG Photo)
Source(s): Xinhua News Agency