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Fewer Beijingers use private cars

Updated: 2013-01-01 07:49
By Zheng Xin ( China Daily)

City's public transport system carried daily average of 20.6m people in 2012

Some 44 percent of people in Beijing rely on public transit to get around the capital, the highest percentage of any city nationwide, according to figures released by the Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport.

The city's public transport system carried a daily average of 20.6 million passengers in 2012, said Sun Wenjian, spokesman for the commission, helped by hefty ongoing investment.

Fewer Beijingers use private cars