Taxis

@laowai (137)
United States
August 9, 2007 3:42am CST
Are Beijing taxis really getting better? I visited the city last year and again this summer. I stayed at the same hotel both times. Last year, not a single taxi driver could find the hotel (one even had to call the hotel to ask directions). This year, none of the drivers got lost. I also had no problems with drivers trying to take me for an extra long ride for a few extra yuan (I wish the drivers in Shenzhen were that good). Is this change only for the Olympics? Will the drivers still be good after the games?
2 responses
@williamjisir (22909)
• China
10 Sep 07
Hello laowai friend. I am glad that you have found some changes in Beijing about taxicabs and the taxi-drivers. I think that this is required by the local government to make improvements. The 2008 Olympics really help a lot in improving a lot of infrastuctures in the city. I feel very happy to know this. Of course it will be the same after the Games.
• China
10 Aug 07
It is a good news,I hope that is not only for Olympics,also I think the Beijing Gov will keep it.