What can you do in 15 minutes in your city?
Xuchang, Henan Province, gives an answer: within 15 minutes of walking from any residential area in the city, you can almost find a recreational park or green space, a community health service center, a convenient reading room, a fresh convenience store
On a midsummer evening, the sun is still bright outside a glass house, and the air inside is cool. Lin Jiao, a 30-year-old Xuchang citizen, puts her books into her backpack. She decides to go home for dinner and come back again. After a 10 minute walk, she can walk through the Central Park to get some exercise.
This 50 square meter glass house is located in the science and technology square of Xuchang city. It is the "net red building" of Xuchang City and one of the 32 intelligent reading spaces in Xuchang. It is equipped with more than 4000 books of all kinds, equipped with self-service card machine, self-service borrowing and returning machine and other facilities, as well as medical box, mobile phone charging station, free wireless network and other convenient facilities.
"It s open 24 hours a day. It s very convenient to borrow and pay back from the city library. It s just two steps away from home." The teacher recruitment examination in July is approaching day by day. Recently, Lin Jiao has been soaking up here as soon as she has time.
Since 2017, Xuchang has established smart reading space in urban squares, parks, schools, communities and other places with dense flow of people and convenient transportation. In 2019, Xuchang smart reading space received more than 1.12 million readers, and the total number of books borrowed and returned was more than 350000 times.
Nowadays, glass houses, which are not closed all over the city, not only light up the reading light of the city, but also illuminate the happy life of local residents. "A beautiful city and a wonderful life must be full of scholarly fragrance." Said Lin Jiao.
Like reading, what makes Lin Jiao feel convenient is leisure and fitness. More than 120 parks, parks and squares have been upgraded and transformed in Xuchang city. More than 400 public sports facilities and fitness venues have been built to create a "15 minute fitness circle" to fully meet the needs of local people for sports and fitness.
Today s Xuchang citizens, push the window to see green, go out into the park. "If you walk less than 15 minutes from any district in the city, you can find a place for exercise and fitness. There is a suitable space for running, dancing or playing ball games." Lin Jiao said that in recent years, we can really feel the improvement of the level and quality of urban public services.
In recent years, there are not only 15 health circles and health service circles in Xuchang City, but also health service circles in Xuchang city. One by one people s livelihood circle, not only "circle" out of the convenience of life, but also "circle" out of the people s happiness.
"It s not bragging. In Xuchang, we can buy vegetables, see a doctor, exercise and study, all of which can be solved at home." Zhang Qiaoyun, who lives in Xuji community, Weidu District, Xuchang City, is a loud voice.
Walking into the community where Zhang Qiaoyun is living, there are sunshine book house, integrity drift house and e-book reading room nearby, providing reading space; convenient service hall can handle and consult more than 40 convenience services in 6 categories; community health service station enables residents to enjoy medical services of "first diagnosis in community, minor illness into community, and rehabilitation back to community"; fresh food convenience store not only provides residents with For fresh vegetables, it also provides 12 free services for residents, such as receiving express delivery, home delivery, and paying water and electricity charges.
A series of services for people s livelihood are constantly narrowing the distance with the people. "Looking at all the trivial things of the common people, we should pay close attention to the livelihood of the people, which can really enhance the people s sense of gain and happiness." Xu Ji community general Party branch secretary fan Xuezheng said.
More and more comfortable living environment gives urban residents more choices. Today, 68 year old Zhang Qiaoyun has become a well-known "dance responsibility" in the community.
"If you have nothing to do now, go to the senior citizen s activity center, dance and play cards. What else do you want in such a day?" Zhang Qiaoyun picked up a red fan in her hand and said as she sped up her pace to the community sports center. Her teammates were waiting for her to rehearse a new dance.