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By Matthew Phenix 4 April Mexico City sits on an inland plateau hemmed in by a ring of volcanic peaks. This pollution-trapping topography makes air quality a constant concern for the 23m people who live here. Last week, the country took a decisive step toward improving air quality by enacting a temporary periodic ban on private and federal vehicles in the city.
The rule — which will be in effect from 5 April through 30 June — prohibits driving in the city one day each week and one Saturday each month. Hybrid and electric vehicles are exempt from the ban, as are government service vehicles, public transport options and school buses.
The strategy isn't a new one to Mexico; the city has employed variations of the so-called "no circulation" tactic for close to 30 years.
And Mexico City isn't the first urban centre to dabble in car-free living. Paris, a city with some air-pollution challenges of its own, slowed to pedal-powered speed on 27 September last year for an event that was designed to raise awareness for a citizens collective called Paris Sans Voiture Paris Without Carsitself inspired by the popular Car-Free Sundays in Brussels.
But Mexico City's ban is more than an awareness-raiser; the ban was enacted with the direct aim of mitigating air pollution.
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Mexico City's temporary vehicle ban and events like those in Paris and Brussels raise questions about the best ways to improve urban air quality.
India, whose urban dwellers breathe some of the world's dirtiest air, has tried a variety of solutions — not the least of which was a decision in to switch smog-shrouded Delhi's 1, city buses and 25, auto-rickshaws from diesel to cleaner compressed natural gas.
Last year, Delhi officials unveiled a plan that would allow vehicles with licence plates ending in odd and even numbers to operate only on alternate days — this following a decision to ban diesel vehicles older than 10 years.
View image of Credit: The city instituted alternate-day rules in advance of the Olympic games and before last year's globally publicised Victory Day military parade. Both efforts produced dramatic, if short-lived, results — the Victory Day event's dazzling skies earned the nickname "parade blue".
The day after, the vehicle-use restrictions were lifted and the blue faded back to gray. And then there is London's oft-derided congestion charge, instituted in How is your city doing?Last week, we asked: Should private education be banned?
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Diesel vehicles over 10 years face an immediate ban.
Vehicles more than 15 years-old are already banned from the national capital. The Tribunal has asked for a compliance report by Thursday.
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The apex court said that it was open to lifting the ban on registration of diesel vehicles, if a one-time environment compensation cess can be levied on the affected cars instead. Why Driverless cars should be banned? This is an essay I am writing for my English school portfolio.
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