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Going my way?

Date:2013-10-29 Views:0 Source:

  Every morning at the stop for the No 344 bus in Huilongguan, Changping district, Wang Yong offers people a free ride in his car. He knows that people waiting for the No 344 bus, which links Huilongguan and Zhongguancun, where his company is, will probably be on his route. Wang has offered free rides to more than 10,000 people in the capital.

  And the 36-year-old Beijing businessman has made it his personal mission to help cut the growing congestion on the city's roads by 30 percent, as an alternative to traffic restrictions and fees.

  "Sharing is a natural act. It's simple," Wang said. "Why not share the things I already have with people who are in need?"

  As a member of the All-China Youth Federation, Wang is also urging authorities to sanction car pooling, and has submitted his proposal to a member of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.