World Car Free Day Offered Free Rides to Residents
Even when yesterday was declared the World Car Free day, traffic in the city showed no signs of improvement and the streets were still crowded with vehicles during rush hours even when residents were offered free rides on public transportation. By 8 a.m vehicles were stuck at Buji Checkpoint which extended to about 1 kilometer and a lot most of the drivers didn’t know about the car free day.
There were no incidents of traffic accidents at Buji Checkpoint and at Nigang Road which was crowded with vehicles. While police also said that no improvements in traffic was also seen at Meilin and Buji Checkpoint during rush hours. Metro Stations offered free rides and driver just needed to show their vehicle licenses to ride for free. An employee at the Baishizhou Station said around 20 residents came with their vehicle licenses to avail of the free Metro rides.
During this time a survey was also conducted on 700 residents on their reaction on the car free day, in which 49 percent of the respondents said that they were willing to take public transportation , 24 percent didn’t care and 53 percent thinks that the car free day was only a suggestion and green commuting should be encouraged instead.