Speed Bumps Removed to Help Relieve Traffic at Meilin
The city transport commission removed the speed bumps found at the recently decommissioned Meilin Checkpoint in Futian to further help in the facilitation of traffic in the area. The speed bumps were installed on eight lanes was used in slowing down vehicles for inspection when the checkpoint was still in use. By removing the bumps vehicle efficiency has increased when passing through the checkpoint. To further improve traffic the commission will also be uninstalling inspection stands.
Initially the plan was to convert the border facility into a terminal that will allow passengers to transfer to other forms of public transportation. The city has 18 roads linking to checkpoints and sees around 1.1 million vehicles and 5 million people passing through and Meilin was considered to have the highest level of traffic in the city as the traffic there is paralyzed or jammed by accidents.
To help relieve and divert traffic at Meilin, the city expanded the length of trains at the Shenzhen Metro Longhua Line to six from the current four carriages that will be placed in operations in 2014. Furthermore the proposed Metro line 6 will provide services from Shenzhen North Railway Station to Songgang in Bao’an will extend south to Futian.