This is the day, This is the day…

…that the government has decreed (it can do that here):

  • half the cars get off the road (odd-numbered plates on odd-numbered days, etc.).
  • 3 new subway lines are to open.  (Zhongguancun to Guomao; 2nd RR to the Olympic Village; and an express train to the airport)
  • factories are to be shut down.
  • all construction halts and sites close down (and I guess the workers go home).

Will the skies suddenly clear? Maybe, maybe not. It actually depends mostly on the wind. At any rate, it’s a day I’ve been looking forward to. Bye bye traffic jams!