Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Crazy Traffic in Beijing

Beijing is a city of around 15 million people... The roads were not laid out, designed, or intended for everyone to have their own cars. It seems that city planners were expecting on Beijing citizens to rely on public transportation. With a new sense of freedom within the limits of Communism, Beijing citizens are seeing a growth of wealth and acquisition of personal property that is unprecedented in China. One expample of this can be seen in the number of cars on the raod at almost any time of day. Driving in Beijing is a personal challenge... There doesn't appear to be enforcement of traffic laws, assuming traffic laws exsist.

Just is case the picture doesn't give you a good idea of traffic in Beijing, check out this short video clip of a recent ride on a bus into work...

video

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