A crowdsourcing website asks non-car users to identify areas in need of repair or improvement in Beijing.

A soon to debut crowdsourcing website in China has asked pedestrians and cyclists to identify areas in need of repair or improvement in Beijing. Developed by Beijing Transport Research Center and the World Bank, the website is aimed at helping transportation planners in the municipal government to know how roads and sidewalks are being used by the public, and where changes may be needed. Anyone can submit a mini report on issues related to quality of cycling and walking infrastructure as they discover, via web, smart phone apps, SMS or social media. All user-generated reports are then mapped and visualized, available for others to view and comment on.  Transport planners in Beijing hope to collect feedback from citizens on urban transport conditions, so as to build them safer and more accessible transportation solutions.

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