On September 2, city volunteers working at the south gate of the Silk Street Emporium helped arrange a taxi ride for a blind foreign athlete who was denied taxi service after shopping at the emporium because the drivers would not take along his guide dog.
At 2:00 pm, three foreign athletes were seen hailing a taxi at the gate, and one of them was with a guide dog. They had stood there for more than ten minutes, but no taxi would stop to take them. So they turned to the volunteers for help. The volunteers flagged down a taxi, and, having explained Beijing’s new legislation on guide dogs to the driver, helped put the athletes and the dog into the cab.