China is holding a No Car Day in more than 100 cities as it tries to reduce smog ahead of the 2008 Summer Olympics. Cars have been banned on some central streets in Beijing and all drivers are being encouraged to leave their cars at home voluntarily.
But correspondents say that in the capital National No Car Day appears to be making little impact. Millions of vehicles are on the roads every day in Beijing, causing massive air pollution. The BBC’s James Reynolds in Beijing says that cars are coming and going as normal, and most streets in Beijing are not adhering to No Car Day….[Full Text]
[Image: Drivers in Beijing disregarded appeals to leave their cars at home, via BBC]