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Golden Dragon Rolls Out More Elderly-Friendly Buses & Coaches
Summarize：Golden Dragon is fully committed to developing bus & coach products with higher friendliness to the elderly
On March 4, the annual China’s National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) officially kicked off in Beijing. In the State Council’s work report, suggestions were put forward to create a more friendly environment for the elderly people in China, including building more barrier-free facilities, upgrading facilities for public transport, communities and families, etc.
As of the end of 2019, China had 250 million elderly people. It is estimated the percentage of elderly people in China will increase to one third of the country’s total population. Against such a backdrop, the Central Committee of China’s Communist Party (CPC) and China’s State Council rolled out a plan to build a stronger transportation network. In 2021, some delegate proposed that more efforts should be made to build a more elderly-friendly public transport network, such as improving the accessibility of passengers with wheelchairs and canes and improving the travel comforts for the elderly people.
As one of the leading bus makers in China, Golden Dragon is fully committed to developing bus & coach products with higher friendliness to the elderly. For example, Golden Dragon Polestar electric city bus has low-floor access with a floor height of less than 340 centimeters. In addition, it has a foldable ramp which enables wheelchair-confined passengers to board more easily. With a width of 85 centimeters for its aisle, the bus has USB portals, leather handrails, wheelchair fasteners. So far, Polestar electric city bus has made its way to a number of cities across China, including Guangzhou, Fuzhou, Jinhua, Ningde, Jining, etc., gaining a solid reputation among passengers.
Golden Dragon Astar bus is particularly designed for urban communities, aiming to help cities provide more convenient travel services for residential communities. Currently, Astar bus has earned a stardom status in many cities across China.