Navigating traffic in China’s capital city

Navigating the process of obtaining a temporary drivers license in China may not be worth the stress of driving among the millions of cars on the roads of Beijing.

It may be simpler to hire a driver or a private bus to get around the capital city. Taxis and the subway system are also reliable and affordable options.

Large avenues and expressways connect the city’s network of ring roads or beltways. Traffic jams can be common in parts of the city, even during off-peak times.

To help manage the number of vehicles on the road and related emissions, Beijing has implemented a number of control measures, including an odd-even policy. This regulates operation of a vehicle to certain days of the week based on the final digit of the license plate.

Certain drivers and vehicles are also restricted from travel within particular “rings” within the city.

Lane Luckie, a news anchor and reporter for KLTV in Tyler, Texas, is traveling to Asia to explore the current issues related to the important bilateral relationship between the world’s two largest economies, the United States and China. Click here to learn more about his special assignment.

The views expressed in this blog do not necessarily reflect the views of KLTV/KTRE-TV or Raycom Media. They are solely the opinion of the author. All content © Copyright 2018 Lane Luckie

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