Beijing may impose congestion tax on motorists
Beijing municipal officials are actively discussing the idea of a congestion tax to make motorists think twice about driving into the city’s high-traffic areas.
The proposal would hit drivers with a yet-unspecified surcharge.
The municipal government is in the process of moving most of its offices into the suburbs, which should ease traffic in central Beijing, where most municipal government offices are currently located.
A number of other steps have also been taken, including increasing parking fees and implementing restrictions on when people can drive, based on their license plate number.