Urban blind roads in Beijing achieve “no breakpoint”

2022-05-08 0 By

A press conference on ice and snow sports for the disabled and Beijing Winter Paralympics is held at the Beijing Press Center in Beijing, Capital of China, Feb. 20, 2022.Dong Lianmin, vice president of Beijing Disabled Persons’ Federation, introduced the construction of barrier-free environment in Beijing and the work of Beijing Disabled Persons’ Federation in preparation for the Winter Paralympics, according to Beijing Youth Daily.Dong Lianmin introduced that in November 2019, with the help of the Beijing Disabled Persons’ Federation, Beijing seized the opportunity of preparing for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics and launched a special campaign to build an accessible environment in the city from 2019 to 2021.In the past three years, the city has highlighted the key points, and has always taken the three key areas around the Venues of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, the area within the fourth Ring Road, and the city’s sub-center as priorities, and reformed 17 key tasks in the four key areas of urban roads, public transportation, public service places, and information exchange.By the end of 2021, a total of 336,000 sites had been renovated, 100 barrier-free demonstration blocks and 100 barrier-free service zones for 15 minutes had been built, and the core functional areas of The Capital and areas related to the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and service support had been basically barrier-free, with a favorable rating of 88.35 percent from the public.Dong lianmin mentioned that the city’s accessibility level has significantly improved.Over the past three years, through vigorous improvement, the barrier-free environment construction of Beijing has achieved remarkable results, and Beijing has gradually become a disabled friendly city.Urban roads are smoother.Repair 26,000 blind roads and 6,597 crosswalks;Thirty-five pedestrian overpasses and underpasses were renovated, and there were basically “no breakpoints” in blind roads and “zero elevation difference” in roadside ramps.At the same time, the city’s transportation is more friendly. The city has rebuilt more than 2,000 bus hubs, bus stops, subway stations and public parking lots.The old subway lines, including Line 1 and Line 2, will have 59 stair crawlers and 142 wheelchair platforms updated.There are 606 barrier-free bus routes, and more than 12,000 buses are equipped with barrier-free guides, accounting for 80.12% of the total buses in the city.Equipped with 535 barrier-free taxis.More people with disabilities and the elderly can travel independently.Public services have become more convenient, with barrier-free access to municipal, district and township government halls, secondary and tertiary hospitals, and primary and secondary public toilets.Barrier-free facilities and services in parks, scenic spots, hotels, restaurants, libraries, cultural centers, theaters and other public cultural and sports venues will be further popularized.Barrier-free software and hardware of large and medium-sized superstores have significantly improved.Barrier-free facilities in schools at all levels have been further improved, and all soft services have been provided.Accessibility facilities and services in banks have been continuously improved.The neighborhood is also more livable.Barrier-free reform shall be carried out in the homes of the disabled and the elderly in this Municipality;Old residential areas to implement “menu-style” transformation, add elevators and other barrier-free facilities renovation become routine projects;Handrails will be installed on 29,500 old residential buildings, doorways will be sloping, 24,300 “seven small” stores on the street will be renovated, and barrier-free access for the “last kilometer” of people’s doorways will be solved.In the information exchange and service also more intimate.Among the first batch of websites and apps that passed the evaluation of age-friendly and barrier-free transformation in China, 51 websites and 26 apps in the city were listed, and communication barriers for the disabled and the elderly were gradually eliminated.Dong Lianmin also mentioned, in barrier-free environment standardization, fine management.At present, Beijing has incorporated the maintenance of barrier-free facilities in public space into urban grid management, and 234,700 occupied or idle barrier-free facilities have been dealt with.Establish the information management system of barrier-free facilities, and normalize the Posting and cancellation of related problems and their solutions.Beijing is the first city in China to publicize a list of accessible public places for public supervision.2,000 professional supervisors are active on the front lines, checking problems through experience, promoting rectification through supervision, and participating in pre-evaluation, in-process guidance and post-inspection of barrier-free reconstruction.More than 100,000 people participated in the barrier-free Promotion Day, and it is becoming a social consensus that “love first, and the environment is harmless”.”On this basis, we have explored and formed Beijing’s experience of barrier-free environment construction, which includes’ people raising demands, special classes promoting, sections and blocks making, grid management and protection, and social evaluation ‘.”Beijing Youth Daily reporter Wu Wenjuan editor tan Weiping