In 2007, Kunming, China joined over 100 cities around the country for a “No Car Day” (无车日). One year later, Kunming has upped the ante by instituting a “No Car Day” on the last Saturday of every month.

On “No Car Day” private cars are not allowed to drive within the first ring of the city – but taxis, buses, bikes, and motorcycles are. Policemen enforce the ban on driving and citizens seem receptive to the idea of less congested streets and cleaner air.

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