Model – No-car week in Chinese city boasts savings!
The results from a recent ban on traffic in the Chinese city of Fuyang, a city in the inland Anhui province was reported recently in “City Bans Cars Over Holiday, Lauds Results“, Planet Ark World News, 10 October 2007.
A staggering saving of almost US$160,000 in gasoline and other costs were the result from a week-long ban on private cars when only public transport was allowed. The goal of the ban was to combat “car wheel corruption”, the Beijing News said.
This ban follows a voluntary “no-car day” in 108 cities last month in preparation for next year’s Beijing Olympic games.
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