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Press Conference on Activity “2007 Huai'an--China Public Traffic Week and Car Free Day”
Time:2008-02-28
13-09-2007 
On September 13th, 2007, the municipal government held a press conference on activity of “2007 Huai'an—China Public Traffic Week and Car Free Day”. Spokesman of Municipal Government Zhaoliang took charge of it, and the vice-minister of Municipal Propaganda Department Wang Weiguo, the vice-secretary of municipal Supervision Bureau Zhang Yuhe, the vice-secretary of Municipal Communication Bureau Jiang Weilin, the director of municipal Transport and Manager Department Jiang Weidong, the deputy commander of Municipal Traffic Police Detachment Zhao Zhengxi attended the conference. Other present people were: related officers of Qinghe District People's Government, Huaiyin District People's Government, Chuzhou District People's Government, Qingpu District People's Government, Municipal Communication Bureau, Municipal Public Security Bureau, Municipal Construction Bureau, Municipal City Maintenance Bureau, Municipal Planning Bureau, Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau, Huan'an Quality Technology Supervision Administration, Municipal Finance Bureau, Municipal Economic and Trade Commission, Municipal Education Bureau, Municipal Physical Culture Bureau, Municipal Public Health Bureau, Municipal Science and Technology Bureau, Municipal Radio Broadcasting, Film and Television Bureau, Municipal Public Transport Limited Company and so on.
In order to actively response the initiative “Carry out the activity of City Public Traffic Week and Car Free Day”, further guide the dwellers walking and taking bus or bike, and enhance people's awareness of environmental protection and energy-saving, the Municipal Government decided to hold the activity of City Traffic Week and Car Free Day with some other cites participated in. Specific plans are as follows:
 
I. Purpose: To make walking and taking bus or bike more attractive. Advocate the dwellers to choose the public traffic ways, hence conserve energy, reduce pollution, relax traffic congestion, and improve travel conditions. To heighten public awareness of traffic development in sustainable developing city, and to let them hardly know the negative impact on the environment and quality of life in cities for choice of car as a major trip way. To trigger off people's concern to the environmental protection and introspection about urban mobility, and then select the healthy, clean and efficient trip way of city public traffic transport in turn.
 
II. Theme: In 2007 the activity theme is “Healthy traffic modes and Health” (Healthy traffic modes includes trip by bus, bike, on foot and other healthy ways.) Through the activities carried out, the public can understand that everyone could contribute to solving the problem of traffic. Promote the benign development of public traffic and the implementation of the strategy that developing Huai'an public traffic firstly.
 
III. Organizations: The activity “City Public Traffic Week and Car Free Day” is a social activity which is organized by the government and attended by all people. It refers to policy guidance, transport organization, media advocacy, department coordination, public participation and so on. To enhance the organization of this activity, Huan'an Leading Group is founded. Deputy Mayor is the chief, Director of the Municipal is the deputy chief, and the leading group is composed by masters of Municipal Propaganda Department, Qinghe District People's Government, Huaiyin District People's Government, Chuzhou District People's Government, Qingpu District People's Government , Municipal Communication Bureau, Municipal Public Security Bureau, Municipal Construction Bureau, Municipal City Maintenance Bureau, Municipal Planning Bureau, Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau, Huan'an Quality Technology Supervision Administration , Municipal Supervisory Bureau, Municipal Finance Bureau, Municipal Economy and Trade Bureau, Municipal Education Bureau, Municipal Physical Culture Bureau, Municipal Public Health Bureau, Municipal Science and Technology Bureau, Municipal Radio Broadcasting, Film and Television Bureau, Municipal Public Transport Limited Company and so on.
Leading group is responsible for the activity organization. It takes charge of the plan and the special programmer of task decomposition, finance raising and distribution, and examination of the working groups and unit members. Leading Group sets one office and four groups, and carries out work according to the respective responsibilities.
1. Administration Office: Set up in the Municipal Communication Bureau, Director: Jiang Weilin, TEL: 83669177  
2. Traffic Management Group: Set up in the Public Security Bureau Patrol Detachment. People in charge: Su Biwei, TEL: 83120020.
3. Bus Security Group: Set up in the Municipal Communication Bureau, Transportation and Management Office. People in charge: Jiang Weidong, TEL: 83198218
4. Propaganda and Reporting Group: Set up in the Municipal Propaganda Department. People in charge: Wang Weiguo, TEL: 83940036
5. Supervision and Assessment Group: Set up in the Municipal Supervisory Bureau. People in charge: Li Dasong, Tel: 83669929.
 
IV. Practice of the city Public Traffic Week and Car Free Day
1. Activity starting ceremony is fixed on September 16th, 2007(Sunday).
Theme: Healthy traffic modes and Healthy Life.
Place: The municipal Grand Canal Square
Time: 9:00 am
Major Items:
(1). "Four leading groups"--the municipal CPC committee, the municipal people's congress, the municipal government, and the CPPCC will take part in the starting ceremony. And the concerned leaders will give speeches.
(2). Ribbon cutting ceremony for new buses.
(3).Signature activity for the "Public Traffic Week and Car Free Day".
(4).Publicize related knowledge and provide related materials.
(5). Participated leaders take bus to feel the public transport activities.
2. Propaganda of giving priority to the city public traffic on September 17th (Monday), organized by the Municipal Communication Bureau, and cooperated by the Municipal Public Security Bureau, the Municipal Construction Bureau, the Municipal Planning Bureau, the Municipal City Maintenance Bureau, the Municipal Education Bureau and the Municipal Public Traffic Company.
Theme: Bus priority first
Place: Municipal Stadium Plaza
Major Items:
(1). Make propaganda about developing city public traffic priority.
(2). Show the achievements of public traffic development and advocacy situation of bus lines, vehicles, models, stations and so on.
3. Propaganda about the influence of motor vehicles to environment on September 18th (Tuesday), organized by the Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau and cooperated by the municipal Quality Technology Supervision Administration, the Municipal Public Health Bureau, the Municipal Science and Technology Bureau, the Municipal Economic and Trade Commission operate.
Theme: Reduce pollution to improve the environment
Place: The Municipal Great Hall of the People Square.
Major Items:
(1). Hold the exhibition of the air and noise pollution on human health damage.
(2). Strengthen the propaganda about the pollution of automobile exhaust gas to the environment.
4. Propaganda about encouraging going out by bike or on foot on September 19th (Wednesday), organized by the Municipal Physical Culture Bureau and cooperated by the Municipal Public Security Bureau, the Municipal City Maintenance Bureau, the Municipal Education Bureau, the Municipal Public Health Bureau and the Municipal Planning Bureau.
Theme: Protect environment; Healthy traffic modes
Place: Municipal Stadium Plaza
Major Items:
(1). Encourage riding to work or walking to work.
(2). Organize commuted competitions. Choose a suitable place to compare all modes of transportation (car, bus, taxi, walk, and bike) to show bike is the cheapest, most environmentally friendly and most health transport mode.
(3). Propagandize the relation of healthy traffic modes, the environment and the health.
5. Organize academic discussion on September 21st (Thursday), organized by the Municipal Science and Technology Bureau and cooperated by the Municipal Construction Bureau, the Municipal Economic and Trade Commission, the Municipal Education Bureau, the Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau, the Municipal Public Health Bureau and the Municipal Planning Bureau.
Theme: healthy traffic modes, future city
Place: the Municipal Science and Technology Bureau
Major Items:
(1). Discuss the crisis of urban mobility, and explore the quest for sustainable development of the traffic.
(2). Discuss the measure of orderly controlling the development of city vehicles (especially private cars).
(3). Propagandize the plan of healthy traffic modes, including the new bus and rail transit lines, bike path, car parking area, walking Street and so on.
6. Propagandize that the leads and the public take part in the activity together. On September 21st (Friday), organized by the Municipal Radio Broadcasting, Film and Television Bureau, and cooperated by the Municipal Party Committee Propaganda Department, all district governments, the Municipal Public Security Bureau, the Municipal Communication Bureau, the Municipal Finance Bureau and the Municipal Public Traffic Company.
Theme: Everyone should take part in healthy traffic modes.
Place: Related Bus stations and road sections
Major Items:
(1). Television reports the leaders' actions of taking part in the City Public Traffic Week and taking bus with the public.
(2). Television reports the leaders' actions of taking the lead to ride the bicycle.
7. Activty of Car Free Day on September 22nd, organized by the Municipal Public Security Bureau and cooperated by the Qinghe District Government, the Municipal Communication Bureau, the municipal Construction Bureau, and some other departments.
Theme: park your car for reducing blocking.
Place: Huanhai Square-Jiankang Road-Beijing Road- West Huaihai Road-Huaihai Square.
Major Items:
(1). Delimit the area of Huaihai Square - Jiankang Road - Beijing Road – Huaihai West Road - Huaihai Square as Car Free Day region.
(2). Traffic police take traffic control.
(3). District governmental organizations hold groganda in the aera,adovate people walk by bike, on foot or by bus in the Car Free District.
(4). Carry out the propaganda of parking the cars one more day for increasing traffic safety and reducing blocking one more day.
(5). Test the indexes of air quality, noise, bus speed etc. in the car free area, for examining the effect of the Car Free Day.