Domestic and international research has shown that the air quality in the subway is not optimistic. The concentration of major pollutants such as fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in the subway is significantly higher than the outdoor level. The ambient air quality in the subway affects passengers and subway workers. Health effects that cannot be ignored. Under the background of the improvement of outdoor ambient air quality throughout the country, the air quality in densely populated and relatively closed subways has gradually become a topic of concern for policy makers and the public, but there are still no corresponding regulations and policies to deal with this challenge. This project hopes to compare domestic and international standards on subway air quality and share best international practices and promote domestic discussions and establish subway air quality standards.
The main project plans for 2019 include:
1) Amend and publish the report “Urban Experience in Improving the Air Quality of the Subway: From Hong Kong, Seoul to Beijing, Shanghai” (Jan.)
2) Cooperating with Beijing-related subway companies to hold a seminar on air quality management in Beijing Subway to promote policy discussions (June-August)
3) Write the "Proposal on Introducing National Air Quality Standards for Subways" and "Proposal on Introducing Environmental Quality Standards for Beijing Subway", respectively, and communicated with representatives of Beijing Municipal Committee and CPPCC National Committee and NPC deputies. (July-December)
4) Write air pollution and health related reviews (all year)