In effort to reduce smog before the 2008 Olympic Games, China tried a "no-car day" on Sept. 22. But Reuters (in the video above) and the BBC are reporting it did not go so well. They say cars were banned from some streets but the traffic did not seem much different than usual.The BBC reporter says there was "absolutely no impact." In fact, the BBC reporter even thought the air quality was actually worse than the day before which was a regular car day. China will host the 2008 Summer Olympics and the bad air quality could be a major issue for athletes and public opinion.
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