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