Encouraging green Travel Beijing will explore the study of personal carbon accounts

2022-05-13 0 By

New measures have been taken to promote green development in Beijing.Beijing will strive to increase the proportion of green trips to 74.6% in the central urban area, upgrade the carbon inclusive incentives for green trips, explore and study personal carbon accounts, and boost the conversion of private cars to green and intensive trips, according to the 2022 Beijing Transportation Work meeting held on January 25.In 2021, Beijing will give priority to slow traffic, public transportation and green transportation, and promote the integration of rail transit networks. The number of passengers on public transportation and the number of shared bikes in Beijing has made a historic leap.Among them, public transport carried 5.38 billion passengers, up 30.6% year on year;The number of shared bike rides reached 950 million, up 37.6%.The proportion of green trips in the central urban area was 74%, up 0.9 percentage points.Citizens’ willingness to travel cannot be improved without quality services.In 2021, nine sections of urban rail lines, including the northern section of The third phase of Line 8, were put into operation, with the total mileage of rail transit reaching 1,148 km (including 364.7 km of suburban railways) and the passenger volume of rail transit reaching 3.08 billion, up 34.4% from the previous year.As an important tool of the “last mile”, Beijing has promoted the integration of slow travel system and rail, and completed the construction of electronic fences for shared bikes at 224 stations in 51 key rail stations.The slow traffic system of the second ring road has improved the traffic efficiency by 25%.The number of bicycles on the bicycle road exceeded 1.85 million units in the whole year, and the east Expansion and South Exhibition projects were carried out in an orderly manner.In terms of ground buses, 384.6 kilometers of repeated routes have been cut, effectively improving transport efficiency.More than 95% of conventional lines have achieved regional intelligent scheduling, with the on-time rate of vehicles increasing by 25% and the number of dispatchers decreasing by 40%.In key areas such as the Third Ring Road, 1,518 electronic bus stops were put into use.In 2021, 2.3 billion trips were made by public buses, up 25.8% year on year.This year, Beijing will continue to promote the proportion of green travel in the central city. For example, the preliminary study on the speed improvement of five suburban lines will be completed, and the transformation projects of Changping line and Yizhuang Line will be launched.Promote public transport operation of suburban railways, accelerate the construction of the Northeast ring Line and the overall upgrading of the sub-central line;Strengthen the integration of the network city, and promote the cross-line operation and transformation of Line 8 and Line Changping.To promote the integration of stations and cities, promote the addition of the entrance and exit of Andingmen Station on Line 2 and the renovation of The entrance and exit of Tongzhou Beiyuan Station on Batong Line, and promote the implementation of the planning of 13 rail microcenters, including lize Business District.At the same time, the east third ring road and the North fourth Ring Road will also be optimized.Beijing will focus on the construction of Zizhuan Road to the east and south, select historical and cultural blocks such as Yonghegong Temple and Imperial College, and create pilot blocks with priority for slow traffic.To promote the connection and integration of waterfront waterways, garden greenways and urban slow traffic system, build 21 “Walking In Beijing” cultural cycling routes, build 20 slow traffic boulevards, promote the construction of a 10-kilometer slow traffic system along the Qinghe River, and open and upgrade 28 kilometers of waterfront roads along the second southwest Ring Road system.Encouraging the public to go green is an important way to achieve carbon neutrality as soon as possible.From the macro point of view, it is also very important to optimize the structure of transportation and deepen the adjustment of transportation structure.According to the meeting, In 2022, Beijing will strengthen the attractiveness and competitiveness of green transportation, upgrade carbon inclusive incentives for green transportation, promote and cultivate the concept of green transportation for the public, explore and research on personal carbon accounts, and promote the conversion of private cars to green and intensive transportation.A reporter from Beijing Business Daily noted that in September 2020, Beijing launched the carbon inclusive incentive mechanism of “MaaS Green Travel energizes the Whole City”, in which the public can earn points to exchange for gifts by navigating green travel through Gato Map.On September 4, 2021, Amap and Beijing Municipal Road and Bridge Building Materials Group Co., Ltd. reached an intention to trade 15,000 tons of carbon emission reduction generated by carbon inclusive activities, with an estimated transaction amount of 750,000 yuan.It is the first time in the world that a market-based transaction has turned personal green travel methods into material and spiritual incentives.The reporter noticed that chengdu, Shenzhen and other places have also launched personal low-carbon points accounts. For example, Shenzhen gives carbon points to car owners who stop driving for more than 30 days a year, and rewards them with free parking.Chengdu encourages low-carbon consumption through low-carbon credits.As for the possibility of more personal carbon accounts, Wei Yumei, deputy secretary general of The China Association for Circular Economy, told Beijing Business Daily in an interview: “Currently, the carbon trading market is mainly oriented towards the B end, and many universities and industry associations are studying the C end.There may not be much carbon per person, but 1.4 billion people add up to a lot, and the carbon market is very liquid.Things like green travel and recycling of renewable resources are a very effective way to reduce carbon emissions.”In addition, Beijing will continue to promote the development of green and low-carbon transportation.Deepen the adjustment of transportation structure, improve the scale of green transportation of bulk building materials, and strive to reach 10% of the city’s cargo green transportation.Deepen the adjustment of the energy structure, accelerate the promotion of new energy vehicles in the public transportation and rental industries, and the new and updated public transportation and rental vehicles are basically new energy vehicles.Strengthen the collection of vehicle maintenance data, and further improve the maintenance and treatment information of vehicles exceeding emission detection standards.Beijing Business Daily reporter Yang Yuehan Wang Chenting