Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Nearly 1,500 more Cars per Day in Beijing, China

In Grist, February 17th, 2009.

Nearly 1,500 cars a day have been added to Beijing's streets since the start of the year, state media said on Tuesday, indicating new curbs on driving had not dampened the desire for automobiles. The already gridlocked and heavily polluted Chinese capital registered 65,970 new motor vehicles in the first 45 days of the year, a daily increase of 1,466, Xinhua news agency said, quoting the municipal traffic authority. That compares with about 1,350 new cars added daily in 2008, according to city figures. Read more here.

Previous posts on air pollution in Beijing, China
U.N. says Beijing Games largely met "green" targets (Reuters, February 18th, 2009)

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