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Shanghai Expo to run on green path

2010-04-13 13:46 BJT

Special Report: Shanghai World Expo 2010 |

As China seeks the development of a low carbon economy, Shanghai is pioneering itself as a role model. Next month's Shanghai World Expo will emphasize the importance of a low carbon footprint by banning fossil fueled vehicles from running on expo parks.

If you are visiting Shanghai during the expo, this small electronic vehicle will be your primary choice of transport.

A low carbon lifestyle is the new theme, as the expo sets to employ electronic and hybrid vehicles in the park. The banning of fossil fueled vehicles is not the only hurdle for traditional transport. Parking will be limited to only 5,000 spaces at the entrances. Visitors are being encouraged to take public transportation.

Shanghai resident Tang Fuli said, "As the host city of the expo, we support the measures. I will ride my bicycle. It will also be good for my health."