Beijing opens bicycle-only expressway

Purpose-built elevated track would allow cyclists to travel directly and safely into the centre of the capital

The bike highway will be 9km long and will run between residential Huilongguang in the north of the capital and downtown Zhongguancun, Beijing city centre deputy director Gan Feng announced last week.

The designated bike expressway will be “five to seven metres wide”, Gan, told Beijing News and construction work will begin next year.