Beijing Traffic Tips
Although traffic jams frequently happens in Beijing, it is very convenient to get around in Beijing. As a big city, public transportation is well developed in Beijing. Maybe not perfct so far, the government has been working on it.
People who has been in this city for several days would have known that do not travel during rush hours i.e. 7:00-9:00 and 17:00-19:00 in weekdays. Because people go to work or go home at that time. If you would like to avoid the traffic jams, it is advised not to travel during peak hours. If you really need to travel during the rush hours, try public vehicles such as subways. though it may be crowded in subways, traffic jams will not happen.
Public buses are convenient,too. However, for foreigners who do not familar with Beijing and having communication difficulties , it may be troublesome.
Subway is perhaps the fastest way to travel around the city. CNY2 for unlimited transfers. The subway lines cover most of the attractions.
In most parts of China, drivers drive on the right-hand side. While in Hongkong and Macau, the drivers drive on the right-hand side. Usually there is a road speed limit in downtown, which is 50km/h in Beijing downtown.