Beijing Announces Car Ban for Olympics

In their efforts to improve levels, Beijing have announced plans to enforce car restrictions during the Olympics. From AFP:

Beijing authorities will definitely go ahead with a ban on some cars during the Olympics to help ease during the , a official was quoted in the state press saying Friday.

“Automobiles, excluding taxis, buses and emergency vehicles, are to stay off roads every other day in accordance with the even and odd numbers on the licence plates,” news agency quoted vice-mayor Ji Lin as saying.

“The ban is aimed to ensure air quality during the sport in Beijing.”

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