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    BEIJING — A massive traffic jam in north China that stretches for dozens of miles and hit its 10-day mark on Tuesday stems from road construction in Beijing that won't be finished until the middle of next month, an official said.


    Bumper-to-bumper gridlock spanning for 60 miles with cars moving little more than a half-mile a day at one point has improved since this weekend, said Zhang Minghai, director of Zhangjiakou city's Traffic Management Bureau general office.

    But he said he wasn't sure when the situation along the Beijing-Zhangjiakou highway would return to normal.

    The traffic jam started Aug. 14 on a stretch of the Beijing-Zhangjiakou highway. That section has frequently been congested, especially after large coalfields were discovered in Inner Mongolia, Zhang said. Traffic volume has increased 40 percent every year.

    Drivers stranded in the gridlock in the Inner Mongolia region and Hebei province, headed toward Beijing, passed the time sleeping, walking around, or playing cards and chess. Local villagers were doing brisk business selling instant noodles, boxed lunches and snacks, weaving between the parked trucks on bicycles.

    The highway construction in Beijing that is restricting inbound traffic flow and causing the jam "will not be finished until Sept. 17," he said.

    Authorities were trying to speed up traffic by allowing more trucks to enter Beijing, especially at night, Zhang said. They also asked trucking companies to suspend operations and advised drivers to take alternate routes.

    China's roadways are increasingly overburdened as the number of private vehicles booms along with commercial truck traffic hauling materials like coal and food to cities. Traffic slowdowns because of construction and accidents are common, though a 10-day traffic jam is unusual even in China.



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    Looks kinda like my commute in the morning.
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    Looks kinda like my drive-thru on the weekend.

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    One solution is a "straddling bus" public transit idea. It essentially stacks teh public transit on top of current traffic.





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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    One solution is a "straddling bus" public transit idea. It essentially stacks teh public transit on top of current traffic.





    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/18/bu...bal/18bus.html
    I dunno about you but I'd probably shit a shark if that suddenly came barrelling over me at 80 mph while I was sitting in traffic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLFHS View Post
    I dunno about you but I'd probably shit a shark if that suddenly came barrelling over me at 80 mph while I was sitting in traffic.
    Was thinking pretty much the same thing...no thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLFHS View Post
    I dunno about you but I'd probably shit a shark if that suddenly came barrelling over me at 80 mph while I was sitting in traffic.
    LOL, no kidding. Though that might be better than the raging anger-filled heart attack I would induce in myself if stuck in a 15-day traffic jam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    One solution is a "straddling bus" public transit idea. It essentially stacks teh public transit on top of current traffic.



    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/18/bu...bal/18bus.html
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    I dunno about you but I'd probably shit a shark if that suddenly came barrelling over me at 80 mph while I was sitting in traffic.
    Speaking of which, you also have to hope that Dave Matthews and his bunch hasn't chartered one of those things!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    Speaking of which, you also have to hope that Dave Matthews and his bunch hasn't chartered one of those things!
    Just don't have your sunroof open when his charter goes overhead...
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    and you know that there's gonna be some asswipe who thinks its a good idea to change lanes while under that thing....can you imagine that pile up?

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    That thing is bad ass.
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Apparently it's solar powered? I haven't read the article in a while, but I wanna say it is "green" technology.

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    It seems like a great way to better utilize the wasted space devoted to HOV lanes in Houston.
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    ...and I thought I had it bad Sunday before last when it took me about 3 hours to go about 2 miles on the DC beltway.

 

 

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