Chinese City Guangzhou Embraces and Celebrates ‘Car Free Day’
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This year, 151 Chinese cities joined the movement, but the most prominent was the city of Guangzhou, where only 10% of government-owned vehicles were used on Saturday. Furthermore, private vehicles which were not involved in any sort of emergencies were also diverted to other parts of town, for a twelve-hour period on Saturday, from 7 AM to 7 PM.
According to Xao Qiang, publicity officer for the police department of the city of Changsha, in the Hunan province, "all of the traffic police are on duty on roads despite the fact that it's Saturday," while also adding that people have been very willing to give up their cars, and use the public transport network, or just stay at home.
Story via autonews.gasgoo.com
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