It seems that Beijing citizens aren't having an easy go of following the car ban. I mean, how could you find these rules complicated? Private vehicles are divided into five groups, and care that have license plates that end with a "1" or a "6" are banned on Mondays, those with "2" or "7" are banned on Tuesdays, and so on. Everyone can drive on weekends. Currently, the Beijing Youth Daily newspaper runs a front-page notice each morning to remind owners which cars are allowed on the roads that day
During and before this summer's Olympic games, a significant amount of attention was given to the air quality that the world's top athletes would be breathing in Beijing. As was widely reported, the city's air was highly contaminated due to an abundance of people, manufacturing plants and automobiles. As you are likely aware, the city limited the number of cars that could be on its roads before and during the games and is set to continue the practice now that attention has turned away. The large
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