Don’t Laugh, Really, Don’t…

So the Chinese are now driving more than ever.

And the results are predictable.

China will eventually regret its growing love of the automobile.

From the story on the traffic jam:

“Insufficient traffic capacity on the National Expressway 110 caused by maintenance construction since August 19 is the major cause of the congestion,” a publicity officer with the Beijing Traffic Management Bureau, told the Global Times on condition of anonymity Sunday.

Actually, there is no way to build out of congestion. The more roads you build, or the wider you make them, the more people drive, thus filling up what’s been built.

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  1. Nathanael Bassett wrote:

    reminds me of this article I read awhile back –
    http://www.bicycling.com/news/featured-stories/flight-pigeon

    Posted 24 Aug 2010 at 10:30 am