Lonely Planet Writer

Eight hundred new accessible taxis to be added to Beijing’s streets

New accessible cars to join Beijing taxis.
New accessible cars to join Beijing taxis. Image by Michael Coghlan / CC BY-SA 2.0

A total of 800 new accessible taxis will soon grace the streets of Beijing. The barrier-free taxis are designed for those with mobility issues, including extra access for wheelchairs. Currently only 70 of the 66,000 Beijing taxis are barrier-free taxis, though the city government plans to bring this number up to 2000 by 2020. Read more: wantchinatimes.com