2012 Jun 18 Taxi Surcharge Down Today: Save Money If Not The Planet
The taxi fuel surcharge has been reduced from RMB 3 to RMB 2 as of today. If you take taxis, and your journey is over 3 kilometers, then you'll save yourself a whole RMB per trip. We feel that it is our duty to inform you that there are other, greener methods of transport available. Amazingly, some of it is absolutely free, and not just walking everywhere. New bike rental stations opened up in Chaoyang and Dongcheng districts over the weekend and we're informed that the first hour is free of charge. We'll be sending someone to try it out in the next couple of days so we'll let you know.