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Beijing to build more greenways /, April 14, 2017 Adjust font size:

Beijing will build 500 kilometers of greenways in 2017, 80% of which will be waterfront greenways, according to a plan formulated by the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Landscape and Forestry.

The overall plan of greenway construction shows that the total length of the greenways in Beijing will reach about 1,240 kilometers. From 2014 to 2016, 710 kilometers of greenways has been built. Among the completed greenways, the waterfront greenways in the central urban area are the most popular.

The plan will give priority to the construction of greenways in the sub-center of Beijing and the waterfront greenways, which will reach 500 kilometers.

The greenways in the sub center will have a length of 150 kilometers, with a focus on the construction of a green belt around the sub-center for recreation.

Jingmi Diversion Canal Greenway covers 5 districts with a total length of about 134kilometers, which is the longest waterfront greenway in Beijing.

The pedestrian road along the water system can be the effective supplement to the municipal pedestrian road. The improved green land will be irrigated by the water in urban areas, which can effectively fulfill the water-saving target.