Beijing News You Might Have Missed this Week, Sep 25
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Sharebikes restricted parking to expand: This week, many Beijinger’s read headlines claiming that commercial sharebikes will be allowed in all districts in Beijing – referring to the news that the mountainous Mengtougou District, the last holdout of Beijing district, will finally allow sharebikes. However, this doesn’t mean that all areas in the suburbs will be free to park in, and riders should still be careful when riding out of the inner city lest they face fines. The real news affecting riders, though, is that the city will be expanding it’s Bluetooth-enabled “electronic fence” parking restrictions to 51 key subway stations this year, so mixed-method commuters should keep an eye out.Flu shots: The annual drive for the flu vaccine has officially begun in the capital. Those over the age of 60 can get their shot for free, while children will have to wait for the second round to get their free stab. The rest of us will have to pay out of pocket for the vaccine at our nearest community health center.
On track for a suburban railway system: Beijing has announced a five-year plan to construct China’s first suburban railway system, connecting major suburban hubs including Shunyi, Miyun, Huairou, Yanqing, Tongzhou, and Fangshan. The plans also tout integration with the city’s subway system.
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