Beijing lacks 400,000 parking spaces, Zhao Fengtong, vice
mayor of the Beijing Municipal government, said on Thursday.
car ownership rocketing to the current figure of more than two million cars, not
to mention more than 300,000 more cars annually, Beijing is struggling to keep
Besides building more underground parking lots and parking buildings, Beijing
should create an internet parking information system showing all the available
public parking spaces, suggested Li Xun, deputy director of China Academy of
Urban Planning and Design.
Beijing announced earlier last year that 26 free or low-cost large-scale
parking lots will be built near subway and bus stops to encourage drivers to use
public transport in downtown Beijing.
Traffic problems topped this year's list of suggestions from representatives
of the municipal people's congress. Traffic has been the number one issue for
the last five years, said officials of the municipal people's
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