||Cycling (Road Race)
Road Cycling Course in Beijing is totally geared
up now for hosting the event in Beijing Olympics 2008. Total length
of the road cycling route will be 103.9 km. Groundbreaking date of
the venue was April, 2007.
The race will start at Yongdingmen while it will culminate at
Juyongguan. Places falling en route will be Dongcheng District,
Xicheng District, Chongwen District, Xuanwu District, Chaoyang
District, Haidian District, Changping District, and Yanqing
District. Major beautification and refurbishment drive had been
undertaken to make the area attractive to the eyes. A slew of parks
have been developed alongside the route to make the run soothing.
Seating capability available for the sports event is 3,000.
However, all of these are temporary and none permanent. When the
event culminates, the seats will be removed.
Development of New Parks
As part of the plan for complete development of the venue, several
new parks have been developed in all the districts falling en route
of the cycling route. All the regions have witnessed multifarious
development activities. So many parks developed will provide
Beijingers new places to go for leisurely activity. The parks have
grass lawns, plaza, musical fountains, open-air dance floor, art
wall, children's activity area, environment-friendly parking lots
and public toilets. Natural surroundings of the town have kept in
view while planning the flora planted in the parks. So the parks
have perfectly blended with the surroundings. For safety and comfort
of athletes and officials, all necessary arrangements have been
The neighboring area of the cycling route has been beautified
laboriously. The land has been cleared around the road cycling route
and reforested giving the region a complete green look. Buildings
falling on the route have been repainted.