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In recent years, the  construction of barrier-free environment in this Municipality has  been  significantly improved. However, barrier-free facilities are still   idle, occupied, or damaged from time to time. The phenomenon of   stressing construction but neglecting administration is relatively   prominent. There still exist problems of non-standard, incomplete, or   unsystematic barrier-free facilities. In order to thoroughly implement   the people-centered development concept, fully implement the   arrangements and requirements made by the CPC Central Committee, the   State Council, the Party Committee of Municipal Government and the   Municipal Government on the construction of barrier-free environment,   effectively solve the prominent problems in the field of the   construction of barrier-free environment, make up for the shortcomings,   improve the long-term mechanism, and constantly improve the   standardized, refined and normal management level of barrier-free   facilities, these Proposals are formulated in accordance with the   Regulations on the Construction of Barrier-free Environment, the   Measures of Beijing Municipality for the Implementation of the Law of   the People's Republic of China on the Protection of the Disabled and   other laws and regulations, and in combination with the preparation for   the Beijing 2022 Olympics and Paralympic Winter Games.

I. General Requirements

1. Basic principles

Adhere   to problem orientation and highlighting priorities. With the  surrounding areas of the venues of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and   Paralympic Games, areas within the 4th Ring Road, and urban sub-centers   as the key regions, and with urban roads, public transport, public   service places, and information exchange as the key areas, make up for   the weakness of facilities, improve the long-term mechanism, and  realize  normal management.

Adhere   to cost control, compliance and applicability. We shall, on the  basis  of clarifying responsibility boundaries of the government and  social  subjects, improve performance evaluation and incentive mechanisms  and  properly deal with cost control in the whole process to avoid   extravagance and waste.

Adhere  to the combination of efforts of governments and regions at different  levels, dominated by regional management. Improve the system of duties  and  responsibilities performed and the division of labor and  cooperation performed by municipal-level departments, districts,  sub-districts  (towns/townships) and disabled persons' federations to  raise the level  of construction and management of barrier-free  facilities.

Insist   on multiple co-construction, co-governance and sharing. Improve the   work mechanism led by the Party committees, led by the governments,   coordinated by the society and participated by the public, and build   diversified, open and dynamic platforms for co-construction, so as to   improve co-governance and sharing.

2. Objectives by stage

Pre-phase  preparation stage (by the end of December 2019). The City Disabled  Persons'  Federation shall lead the construction of the unified  "Information  Management System of Barrier-Free Environment Construction  in Beijing",  and prepare the Standardized Atlas of Barrier-Free  Environment  Construction in Beijing; the municipal competent industrial  authority  shall, in accordance with its duty and labor division,  prepare the work  plan of improving the barrier-free environment in the  industry, field  and system, define the tasks and time limit in each  stage, and carry out  relevant rectification work; all district people's  governments shall  carry out self-examination, establish a list of  barrier-free facilities,  summarize all kinds of problems, and study  rectification measures of  problems in barrier-free facilities in public  places.

Key  promotion stage (by the end of December 2020). All district governments  and the municipal competent administrative department of trade shall  complete the rectification on the problem that the barrier-free  facilities fail to be used effectively in major area or major field, and  rectify the problems that the barrier-free facilities are damaged or  should be there but not in place, and make sure to make rectification as  much as possible.

Phase  of comprehensive improvement (by the end of December 2021). Stress  shall be laid on solving the problem of being not up to the standard,  not available and not forming a completed setting, and push forward the  construction of a long-acting mechanism for the administration of   obstacle-free facilities, so as to markedly raise the normative,   applicable and systematic level of the obstacle-free environment in the   whole Municipality.

II. Key Tasks

1. Free of obstacles on urban roads

(1) Blind-friendly  pavement. To investigate the status and study the standards of the  blind-friendly pavement. The restoration and construction of such  constructions should ensure the "blind-friendly pavement" helps. The  daily  supervision and administration on the blind tracks shall be  strengthened  to implement the requirement of immediate handling upon  acceptance of  complaints, and stop the occupation and damage of the  blind tracks  without delay.

(2)  Sidewalks. Ensure that sidewalks in all kinds of crossings, entrance  and exit set up curb ramp to make smooth slope and non-slip ramp, and  best match the height between the curb ramp and the lane. The pedestrian  sidewalk, pedestrian overpass and underground passage shall be provided  with barrier-free ramp and barrier-free guide signs for wheelchairs.  Slope curbs shall be set up at both ends of  pedestrian crosswalks,  sound prompting devices for crossing shall be  installed, and  corresponding management measures shall be improved.

2. Accessibility of public transport

(1)  Ground public vehicle. Strengthen maintenance of barrier-free  facilities of buses and training of drivers and conductors to ensure  clear marks and effective use of slope boards and fixing devices of  wheelchairs on the existing barrier-free buses. Gradually increase the  barrier-free buses, to bring the allocation rate of urban barrier-free  buses to 80%. Upgrade and improve the guiding information system, and  strive to achieve the use of voice and subtitles inside and outside the  bus. Strengthen the transformation of barrier-free bus platforms,  and  construct and improve stone ramps and blind tracks at the edges of   entry and exit platforms.

(2)  Rail transportation. Optimize rail transit stations' interior and   exterior barrier-free marking systems, strengthen the daily maintenance   of barrier-free elevators, lifting platforms, barrier-free toilets and  other facilities, and optimize rail transit stations' connection with   surrounding barrier-free facilities.

(3)  Public parking lots. Public parking lots, accessory parking lots and   parking lots for parking and transfer vehicles that have been put on   record shall be installed in the vicinity according to the set   proportion and standard, and signs shall be put up at conspicuous   places. Strengthen the daily use and management of barrier-free parking   places, and intensify law-enforcement inspection and punishments to   ensure their normal use.

3. Accessibility in public service venues

This   Municipality's public service places of all kinds shall, in accordance   with the principles of accessibility and convenience, and the design   norm of building barrier-free access, optimize barrier-free access,  build a slope at the entrance and exit, and set up low-positioned  service facilities, barrier-free elevators, barrier-free  toilets  (barrier-free lavatory stalls) as well as barrier-free facilities such  as voice-announcement devices, subtitles and signs for barrier-free  information exchange facilities.

(1)  Government affairs service window. The government service center shall   set up a sketch map of the building at the entrance or an eye-catching   place of the building, and set up the voice broadcasting and electronic   display screens at the important information reminder place.

(2)  Hotels and restaurants. According to the relevant standards, star   guesthouses shall set up barrier-free rooms at the ratio of 1 to 2%,  and  chain express hotels shall set up at least one room that is  convenient  for wheelchair users to stay in; encourage and guide the  travel accommodation reservation website and mobile application (APP)  are encouraged and guided to  increase information on barrier-free  accommodation facilities.

(3)  Restaurants of shopping malls and supermarkets. Qualified large- and  medium-sized shopping malls and supermarkets shall be equipped with  reasonable shopping carts suitable for wheelchair users and have guiding  signs of barrier-free shopping set up; qualified restaurants shall be  encouraged to conduct renovation of barrier-free facilities.

(4)  Medical institutions. Second-class and above medical institutions shall   set up barrier-free toilets, community medical institutions shall set  up  barrier-free toilet stalls, and indoor passageways of various  medical  institutions shall set barrier-free handrails. Medical  institutions  where conditions permit are encouraged to provide medical  guiding  services in sign language.

(5)  Schools. Make efforts to push forward the construction of barrier-free   campus environment to create favorable conditions for the integrated   education. The ordinary classrooms of schools of all types shall be   equipped with desks for the use of students taking wheelchairs in light   of the actual needs; at least one barrier-free lavatory (barrier-free   lavatory stall) shall be set up in a building where main teaching and   living rooms are located, and a barrier-free lift shall be set up if   conditions permit. The barrier-free renovation of special education   schools shall be carried out in accordance with the Standards for the   Architectural Design of Special Education Schools.

(6)  Banks. The banking outlets shall provide barrier-free information   services such as voice broadcasting, text prompts, Braille writing  marks and  telephone booking. Eligible banks shall provide sign language  services,  and 24-hour self-service banks shall set up self-service  facilities at  low places.

(7)   Places of cultural and sports recreation. Cinemas and theaters,   libraries, museums, cultural centers, stadiums and gymnasiums shall be   equipped with proportional wheelchair seats and barrier-free facility   location maps; the barrier-free marking system shall be improved and   barrier-free accesses shall be set up at entrances and exits of gate   machines to realize barrier-free passage. Cinemas shall, if possible,   install sound appliances that are convenient for persons with visual   impairments. Municipal and district libraries shall set up reading  rooms  for braille, and equip with reading aids.

(8)   Park Scenic Green Square. Qualified parks, enclosed tourist  attractions  of level A or higher as well as large and medium -sized  squares and  green belts shall set up barrier-free tourist route maps  and  barrier-free facility location maps. The key cultural relic  protection  sites opened to public that fail to meet the conditions for   renovation shall be equipped with temporary barrier-free equipment, and   the corresponding services shall be provided.

(9)   Public toilets. The public toilets at or above Class B shall be   equipped with independent barrier-free toilets while the toilets of   other types shall be equipped with barrier-free toilets that can be  used  normally and safely.

(10)   Residential communities. The barrier-free renovation of residential   quarters shall be incorporated into the planning of the comprehensive   renovation of old residential quarters, the renovation and improvement   of the environment of back streets and small lanes, and the  construction  of beautiful villages for unified implementation, and  barrier-free  ramps and wheelchairs shall be set up at the entrances and  exits of  residential buildings. Elevators may be installed in old  residential  buildings that meet the conditions in accordance with  relevant policies.  The service places for the convenience of people in  residential areas  shall be equipped with necessary barrier-free  facilities.

4. Accessibility of information exchange

(1)   Media services. Fully implement the information barrier-free   construction and renovation of government websites and public service   applications. City Radio and Television Stations shall gradually   increase subtitles in the broadcast of television programs, and shall   gradually increase the time of sign language translation in the   broadcast of news programs.

(2)   Living services. Encourage water, electricity, gas, heat,   communications, finance, medical health, and other public service   websites as well as relevant e-commerce platforms to conduct   barrier-free transformation. Actively promote barrier-free information   services such as mobile navigation and electronic maps.

III. Division of Responsibilities

1.  Improve the work responsibility system of governments and departments.   The municipal industrial administrative department of trade shall, in   accordance with its responsibility division, take the lead in  organizing  the special campaign of the construction of barrier-free  environment in  its own trade, field and system, formulate standards,  define  requirements, and make model projects. Each district government  shall be  responsible for organizing the implementation of the special  campaign of barrier-free environment construction within its  jurisdiction, detailing tasks and defining labor division. All  sub-districts (towns/townships) shall, relying on the working mechanism  of "the  sub-districts and townships blow whistle, departments check in"  guided by the Party building, organize the owners or managers to  strengthen  the transformation, maintenance, protection, and management  of  obstacle-free facilities. The Municipal Law Enforcement Bureau shall   guide all district people's governments and relevant municipal  departments to carry out joint law- enforcement activities, clear up and   rectify in a centralized way the problems of the occupation and damage   of obstacle-free facilities in the key areas. The municipal and  district  federations of the disabled shall, on the principle of being  practical,  easy to implement and widely benefiting, put forward the  requirement of  rectification of barrier-free facilities and organize  special  assessment and satisfaction survey.

2.  Clarify the main responsibility of construction and maintenance.  Strengthen source governance and reinforce the fulfillment of  responsibilities for construction, acceptance, management, and   maintenance of barrier-free facilities. The responsibilities of the  construction unit shall be defined, the project failing to construct the  obstacle-free facilities such as the blind-friendly pavement shall not  be checked and accepted, and the construction unit shall be ordered to  complete the construction of the blind-friendly pavement within the  prescribed time limit, and the penalty shall be imposed on the  construction unit failing to complete the make-up construction on time.  The responsibilities of the owner and  manager of barrier-free  facilities are clarified to ensure that the barrier-free facilities  damaged or broken are maintained in time.

3.  Clarify responsibility for cost control. The municipal industrial  administrative department of trade and the district government shall   undertake the first responsibility of cost control of the construction   of the barrier-free environment, establish and improve the overall   evaluation and examination mechanism of the project, take the details   into full consideration, choose scientifically and reasonably the mode  of adding the construction, renovation, expansion or new construction,  and do well the cost control of the whole process before,  during and  after the building to optimize the construction cost. Taking  advantage  of the opportunity to conduct large-scale demolition and  construction  is strictly prohibited.

IV. Safeguard Measures

1.  Strengthen organization and leadership. The Municipal Working Group of   the Special Campaign for the Barrier-free Environment Construction of  this Municipality (hereinafter referred to as the Municipal Working  Group) shall be established with the principal leader of the Municipal   Government acting as the group leader, the designated leader of the  Party  Committee of the Municipal Government and the designated leader  of the Municipal Government jointly acting as the group leader. The  assigned  leader of the Publicity Department of the Party Committee of  the Municipal Government, the deputy secretary general of the Municipal  Government and the City Disabled Persons' Federation, the Municipal   Bureau of Finance, the Municipal Planning and Natural Resources   Commission, shall act as the deputy group leaders and all district  governments and municipal departments concerned shall, as member units,   jointly promote the implementation of the work. The Municipal Working   Group Office shall be set up in the City Disabled Persons' Federation,   and shall be responsible for the daily specific work. The deputy  secretary-general in charge of the Municipal Government shall be the   director of the office. Every district government and relevant  municipal  department shall set up special working team according to  their actual  circumstances, draw up the implementation scheme for their  respective  district and department, and submit it to the Municipal  Working Group  Office for record.

2.  Strengthen the basic work. Actively promote revision of the Regulations   of Beijing Municipality on Construction and Administration of   Barrier-free Facilities, study and promote formulation of local   standards for construction and administration of barrier-free  facilities  which comply with national standards and municipal  requirements.  Intensify the publicity of barrier-free concept and  knowledge, strengthen the publicity of the "barrier-free Promotion Day",  and make "love of the capital city depicted by its barrier-free  environment" become a social consensus. Strengthen the building of  professional barrier-free institutions, barrier-free experts, and  barrier-free supervisor team. We will strengthen targeted training for  practitioners in key areas. Encourage enterprises to participate in the  research, development and production of barrier-free products and  technologies, and promote the  construction of barrier-free and smart  cities.

3.  Make  proper financial arrangements. The funds required for the special   campaign shall be included in the annual budgets of all districts and  the annual budgets of relevant municipal departments for overall  guarantee. It is required to establish a performance evaluation and  reward mechanism for the special rectification, formulate and refine the   relevant performance evaluation index system, and give financial  support to the districts that achieve remarkable results in the   implementation of special rectification in lieu of subsidies with   rewards.

4.  Tighten daily supervision. The Municipal Working Group Office shall   circulate a notice on the work progress of all district governments and  the responsible departments of all trades and industries every quarter.   Improve the linkage mechanism with the 12345 public service hotline  and  smooth the channels for complaints and reports on the issue of   barrier-free facilities. Give play to the role of Party  representatives, deputies to the people's congress, members of the  political  consultative conference, volunteers, the disabled and social   organizations at all levels and form a joint force of supervision.

(All  information in this document is authentic in Chinese. English is  provided for reference only. In case of any discrepancy, the Chinese  version shall prevail.)