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100 KM long traffic jam in China, is Calgary Next?

by WestNet Calgary News Desk, 2:16 PM 9/16/2010 filed under: Calgary Poor Transportation & Sustainablity

china, beijing, traffic, cars, urban planning, calgary, sustainable design, mass transit, traffic jam

Calgary rates Poor for Road Planning by the City of Calgary: Expert

If ever there were a case for the importance of good urban planning that includes mass transit, this is it: a 62-mile traffic standstill on a road leading to Beijing is now in its ninth day, with individual drivers caught in it for as long as three days. The cause of the jam beyond the skyrocketing number of drivers in China is heavy use of the route, the Beijing-Tibet expressway, by trucks bringing construction supplies into Beijing. The trucks don't just add to traffic; they also damage the road, necessitating repair crews.