Urban problems and solutions
Beijing is a great city but inside the shadows there are many problems . Twenty years ago, four out of five residents in the Chinese capital pedaled to work through one of the world's best systems of bicycle lanes but these states have changed throughout the time, less people are using bikes and are using cars to travel. With this in mind the petrol prices has raised dramatically and there is a lot more pollution in the air. Beijing had a great form of transportation but now so may people are using the one transport that there are traffic jams that can stay in the same position for hours. These problems are slowly trying to get resolved by the Beijing authorities, they closed 392 companies for causing pollution and took 476,000 old vehicles off the roads in 2014.In September 2013, China’s government introduced a sweeping anti-pollution idea, which prohibited the construction of coal-fired power plants in Beijing making less toxic fumes from the factories. Another one of Beijing’s problems is population control. The city has 21.5 million residents and is growing at a rate of more than 350,000 a year, this problem is still growing and vastly increasing.