CAR FREE WEEK ?

China welcomes car-free week


2007年09月18日 01:24 Shenzhen Daily


An array of activities was held in 108 cities including Shenzhen to mark the car-free week initiated by the Ministry of Construction, which began Sunday and ends Sept. 22. The week is designed to increase public awareness about energy saving and environmental protection. Urban residents are urged to take public transport, ride bicycles or walk instead of driving during the week.

1 Students from Tianjin Institute of Physical Education ride man-powered vehicles at a ceremony to mark the beginning of the car-free week Sunday.

2 A bride and groom wave to guests from a bus during their wedding ceremony in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province on Sunday.

3 Residents ride bicycles to welcome car-free week in Hefei, Anhui Province on Sunday.

4 Government officials sign a board to show their support for the car-free week in Shenzhen on Sunday.

5 Participants of a bicycle-riding event read materials promoting the car-free week in Taizhou, Zhejiang Province.

6 People walk along Nanbin Road in Chongqing to show their determination to reduce air pollution caused by cars.

7. Residents look at a 25-meter-long bus that can carry up to 230 passengers in Zhengzhou, Henan Province on Sunday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CAR FREE WEEK . . . .WHY NOT . .THE ABOVE NEWS ITEM FROM LAST YEAR IN CHINA SHOWS WHAT CAN BE DONE TO CELEBRATE THE EVENT.

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