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Beijing to allow guide dogs on public transport
Published on: 2021-10-13
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Beijing will soon officially allow visually disabled people to take guide dogs on public transport, according to a new regulation.
 

Passed on September 24, the Regulation of Beijing Municipality on the Construction of Barrier-Free Environments will take effect from November 1.
 

According to the regulation, individuals with visual impairment must be allowed to take their guide dogs into public places or public transport facilities, as long as they possess visual disability certificates and guide dog permits.
 

Those who stop visually impaired people with legal certificates from using public facilities will be ordered to make corrections, or will receive a disciplinary warning and a notice of criticism, the regulation added.
 

Although the Beijing rail transit operation safety regulations, which came into effect in 2015, allow visually impaired people to bring guide dogs on subways, cases of guide dogs being barred from public transport have happened, triggering public controversy. Many netizens have called for wider approval of guide dogs in public places.
 

北京:视力残疾人可携带导盲犬乘坐公共交通工具

《北京市无障碍环境建设条例》公布,其中明确,视力残疾人持视力残疾人证、导盲犬工作证可以携带导盲犬进入公共场所、乘坐公共交通工具,有关单位和个人不得拒绝。拒绝视力残疾人携带导盲犬进入公共场所、乘坐公共交通工具的,由街道办事处、乡镇人民政府或者相关部门依据职权责令改正;拒不改正的,对相关单位和个人予以警告或者通报批评。

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