The Washington Post reports on the driving ban currently in effect in Beijing as a test run for the Olympics:
The four-day experiment meant half of the 3 million cars registered to drive in Beijing were supposed to stay parked.
The ban dramatised the determination of the Chinese Government to do whatever is necessary to enhance next summer’s Beijing Games. Although partial driving bans have been imposed in other pollution-plagued metropolises, such as Mexico City, Beijing’s effort was unusually large-scale, befitting the capital of the world’s most populous nation. [Full text]