The 9th BRICS Summit will be held next month in Xiamen in East China's Fujian Province. Prior to this meeting, Let's take a sneak peek at the city.
China's first bicycle path in the air
A citizen rides along an elevated bicycle path in Xiamen, East China's Fujian Province, on Aug 5, 2017. [Photo by Zhang Dan/Xinhuanet]
China's first bicycle path in the air started operation in the city of Xiamen in January 2017.
The path, with a length of 7.6 kilometers, opens to all kinds of bikes, including public and private bikes, from 6:30 am to 10:30 pm.
Built beneath the city's overhead BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) lanes, the path covers the city's five major residential and three business centers.
There are 11 entries on the path, which will connect with 11 bus stations and two subway stations.
"The path makes it easier for me to travel between home and workplace," said Xiamen resident Wei Jianlong. "It saves me from traffics jams and crowded buses."
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