Date registered: March 30, 2012
Region: North America
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I'm new here, so not totally up to speed on the issue, but from just a month in town I can say that the amount of three wheelers and motorcycles that drive on the sidewalk is a real menace. Hope this new ordinance, if enforced, will at least curb that practice.
I lived with my family in Chengdu from July of 2012 to 2013. We loved so much about Chengdu, Sichuan and China, but the air pollution really was the reason we left. You can track the PM10 numbers all day long, and install expensive air filters in your home and office, but the sad fact is, that at the end of the day, you and especially your children, are still being exposed to enormous amounts of unknown pollutants that are sure to have some impact on yours and their long term lung health. There really aren't many urban cities in China where this isn't a problem, though Chengdu is pretty severe among them. Kunming is doing much better, but that may change in coming months/years.