Saturday, September 22, 2007

What if they held a No Car Day…

…and everyone turned up

China is desperate to reduce pollution ahead of next year's Olympics, but it's hard to see how they'll do that when they're building a new coal-fired power station every seven days (or is it seven new power stations every day?).

They obviously need to do more, as the report explains…

Environmental campaigners say China must overhaul its transport system, not just with a few ad hoc No Car Days but by putting in cycle lanes, reducing the price of public transport and making it much more difficult for people to buy private cars.

Considering that environmental campaigners have about as much influence with the Chinese authorities as Richard Gere, Beijing could well be the first Olympics where we see athletes running in breathing apparatus.

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