In Beijing the Construction and Environment Department of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG) asked the staff to do their part in creating conditions for one more "blue sky" in the Chinese capital. 283 staff members kept their cars at home and took either the bike or the bus. 78 took the shuttle bus to work. The rest of the staff committed to drive one day less in the rest of the year.
The BOCOG and Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau launched similar initiatives a couple of times last year