As Toronto wrestles with its transit future, the Beijing subway system did something stunning last week: it cut the ribbons on five new lines and 108 kilometres of new track — all in a single day.
That's equal to one and a half times Toronto's entire Toronto subway system.
The new lines and dozens of sparkling new stations came on stream last Thursday to broad acclaim.
In Toronto, the TTC might claim to be “The Better Way,” but here in Beijing the operative slogan seems to be “Just do it.”
There's nothing tentative about Beijing's approach.