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Video: Kunming's no-car days

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This Saturday is the last Saturday of the month, which means another No-car day in Kunming. Currently Kunming is the only city in China with monthly no-car days - during which private cars are not allowed to operate within the city's first ring road from 9 am to 5 pm.

Private cars with license plate numbers ending in an odd number will also be restricted from operating between the first and second ring roads as June is an even-numbered month. Buses and taxis are exempt from the restriction.

The above video is a short piece produced by China's Green Beat in conjunction with China Dialogue. 'Green sisters' Jenny and Ou Yang provide video footage comparing Kunming's traffic on normal days and no-car days. They also interview several Kunming residents who offer their differing opinions on the monthly no-car day policy.

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Kunming first Chinese city with monthly 'no-car days'

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So whatever happened to the no car days? Heard they were supposed to be back after the second ring road was finished.

The no car day is really great concept to decrease the traffic and also help to lower the pollution. Currently Kunming is the only city in China with monthly no-car days - during which private cars are not allowed to operate. Because in rare cases it is possible. I think, in India there are number of car and it is very difficult to organize such no car month or no car day.
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