My Constituents, Stop Buying Cars!

Mayor Xu Zongheng of the Chinese burg of Shenzhen has not called for residents of his fair city to purchase more Leadbelly recordings, keep domesticated dik-diks as housepets and to stock up on Icelandic gustatory staples. Rather, he has implored the citizens in his charge to stop purchasing motor vehicles so rashly, noting that 70% of the city's air pollution comes from motor vehicles and that the city's million cars would encircle the city twice. Meanwhile, the city is working on improvements to public transit and has a 23-year plan to build 130 km of expressways and 337 kilometers' worth of roads. We'd still like to see that Leadbelly decree, though. That'd be the business.

Beijing: A Million Cars Must Go Away Next Month [Internal]


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