Saturday, December 4, 2010

Guangzhou experience proves people want free public transport

The Canadian Press: China cancels free public transport for Asian Games after overwhelming response: "BEIJING, China — State media say authorities have cancelled a plan to provide free public transportation in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou less than one week after it came into effect ahead of the Asian Games, saying the massive response had overwhelmed the system.
Guangzhou's government had ordered half of the city's 2.1 million private cars off the streets to improve traffic conditions and air quality for the Nov. 12-27 Asian Games. To discourage private car use, residents were able to take public transportation for free from Nov. 1."

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