By Chris Haak
How was your drive into work today? If you’re a typical American commuter, you may have spent a little time in traffic, and you might spend a little more time in traffic on your way home this evening. I know that I certainly do most days, and it seems to be getting worse as more cars hit the roads and available road infrastructure fails to keep pace with the growth in number of vehicles.
Well, after reading in the Wall Street Journal about a 61-mile traffic jam in China, I promise to never complain about being stuck in traffic again. (OK, not really. I’ll still complain.)
According to the article, the traffic jam begins on the outskirts of Beijing and winds its way some 60 miles to Inner Mongolia. It began when road construction on the Beijing-Tibet Highway commenced on August 13. Following that, a major road encircling Beijing was also closed, which compounded the problems.