Cleaner, greener roads for the fu­ture

China Daily (Canada) - - SHANGHAI - By ZHOU WENTING in Shang­hai


Shang­hai’s au­thor­i­ties will con­tinue to pursue a green de­vel­op­ment model for traffi mat­ters over the next five years, with the main fo­cus on fur­ther de­vel­op­ing pub­lic trans­porta­tion and offering stronger sup­port for newen­ergy ve­hi­cles.

This em­pha­sis on go­ing green falls in line with the coun­try’s aim to achieve a har­mo­nious co-ex­is­tence be­tween the grow­ing de­mand for trans­porta­tion and an ur­gent need to pro­tect the en­vi­ron­ment and pre­serve re­sources, said Sun Jian­ping, di­rec­tor of the Shang­hai Mu­nic­i­pal Trans­porta­tion Com­mis­sion.

“With high pol­lu­tion ve­hi­cles grad­u­ally be­ing re­placed by en­vi­ron­men­tally-friendly cars, ni­tro­gen ox­ide emis­sions have de­clined for four con­sec­u­tive years, and this has helped im­prove the at­mo­spheric en­vi­ron­ment,” Sun said.

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