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How's the traffic where you are?

Postby Kay » Mon 1 Oct 2012 09:11 GMT

The BBC has an interesting article about traffic jams around the world.

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Postby ruggie » Sat 13 Oct 2012 12:39 GMT

I didn't see traffic jams in Sao Paalo, but I did see and experience a lot of high-adrenalin driving.

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Postby Dave » Sun 14 Oct 2012 03:24 GMT

I've been to five out of the ten - all the Asian ones except Manila.

What made Dhaka even worse was that all the ministers insisted on travelling round with motorcades and the police hadn't learnt the technique of flying outriders who'd go ahead, stop traffic briefly (perhaps slightly longer than for a red light), then rejoin the motorcade after it went past. So traffic got held up much longer than it needed to be - often several minutes.

But Mumbai was definitely the worst of the five. Any time we were planning visits for incoming not-so-bigwigs, the Deputy High Commission would always warn us of the need to build in plenty of extra time to the itinerary (eg three hours for the 13 km between the airport and the city). Bigwigs had it better because the traffic could be stopped for them. Even so, it was still a headache.
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