30 August, 2010

World's Largest Traffic Jam

China set the record for the world's largest traffic jam this month.
How does 60 miles and 11 days sound?

Now that this jam is cleared there is a new one on the same highway.

China is now the world's largest car market with thousands of new cars on the road everyday.

They are investing in mass transit like the straddling bus.
Some politicians want to return back to the "Kingdom of Bicycles".
Shanghai bike commuters
NPR, China: A Kingdom of Bicycles No Longer
Utne, China: Still the Kingdom of Bicycles?
League of American Bicyclist, Hate Traffic?

China is the world's largest exporter, 3rd largest economy, and 20% of the global population.