Remind me to never drive on the freeway in China...

Discussion in 'General' started by nazdrowie, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. nazdrowie

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    If you think holiday traffic is bad in your city spare a thought for the residents of Beijing where even 50-lane highways become carparks when locals return to the smog after a long weekend away.

    Such a scenario played out yesterday on the just passed National Day holiday with some reports saying up to half of China's 1.3 billion population hit the road around the same time.

    Incredible footage shot from a chopper in Beijing shows up to 50 lanes of the G4 Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway at a standstill as motorists queue up at the toll booths.

    But the bigger bottleneck was a new checkpoint installed just after the toll booths that reduced the 50-lane freeway to around 20 lanes.

    Highways in other major cities including Shanghai and Nanjing also witnessed epic traffic jams but none were reportedly as bad as the one experienced in the capital.

    Between October 1 and 7 more than 750 million Chinese were on the move, China's National Tourism Administration estimates.
     
  2. dreamer23

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    that'll be the usa in 25 years...but damn though 50 lanes... :eek
     
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  3. slicknick951

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    50 lanes to 20 lanes?


    And here i am complaining when 3 turns to 2 :smh:
     
  4. doublemesh96

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    this is almost as bad as the subways in japan 
     
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  5. harlemtothebronx

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    That is ridiculous.:x

    This world is becoming extremely overpopulated. Not looking forward to what comes with that.
     
  6. adobecs4

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    Imagine missing your exit :x
     
  7. nazdrowie

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    I've heard it'll even out...the current crop of developed nations are experiencing considerably lower birth rates, while the developing nations are currently experiencing much higher birth rates as their economies grow...
     
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  8. doublemesh96

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  9. nazdrowie

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    thats how many people were in that traffic jam, so I'm not sure if their plans are working out too well
     
  10. a blinkin

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    Atlanta traffic still got that beat. :lol:
     
  11. RustyShackleford

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    :rolleyes :lol:
     
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  12. DONRE

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    i would lose my mind.