Citizens are seen at Ming City Wall Site Park, Beijing, Aug. 3, 2017. [Photo by Zhao Chengshun/tuku.qianlong.com]
In 2018, Beijing will add 600 hectares of urban green space, including 10 urban leisure parks, 16 urban forest parks and 50 pocket parks and micro green spaces, and realize the goal that 80 percent of citizens can see a park or green space within 500 meters by the end of 2018, according to Beijing Gardening and Greening Bureau.
The 10 to-be-built urban leisure parks including the north greenland park of Ming City Wall Site Park and Sujiatuo affordable housing park will be located in eight districts of Dongcheng, Chaoyang, Haidian, Tongzhou, Shijingshan among others. The greening area ranges from more than 5,500 to 60,000 square meters. The construction work will start one after another in the first half year and be completed by December at the latest.
The 16 urban forest parks will be built in 16 districts with six ones having a construction area of more than 50,000 square meters each. Among them, Baihe Park in the new town of Miyun District, covering the largest construction area of 1.2 million square meters, is expected to be completed in April, 2019 and the remaining 15 ones will complete construction in 2018.
It is learned that this year, the gardening and greening departments will strengthen the city’s ecological restoration. They plan to build eight quality green blocks on Wangfujing Street and Finance Street, 35 boulevards and colored-leaf streets, add 230,000 square meters of green space in residential areas, upgrade and transform 87,000 meters of green space in old residential areas and construct 100 km municipal greenway.
In addition, a series of greening measures will be taken to ensure the city’s per capita park and green area reaches 16.3 square meters from 16.2 square meters last year and the park and green area coverage rate within 500 meters grows from 77 to 80 percent.
Photo taken on Sept. 3, 2016 shows Baihe Park in Miyun District, Beijing. [Photo by Chen Zhenhai/tuku.qianlong.com]
Photo taken on Jan. 31 shows Wangfujing Street in Dongcheng District, Beijing. [Photo by Fan Jiashan/tuku.qianlong.com]