China’s 100 kilometer traffic jam has just vanished

The guys at 4th Rind Rd and Some Contrast had posted about a major traffic jam in China, that was more than 100 kilometers long and lasted for days. However, it now seems that the traffic jam has just vanished. The roads have miraculously cleared and traffic is on the move again.

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m sure glad I’m not in China. I know we complain and growl about the traffic jams here, but thank god they’re measured in mere minutes or a couple of hours tops. The China jam lasted more than 9 days, btw.

Anyways, this is an older post about China’s future plan to fight traffic:

The future of buses

This is the future of buses.

China has come up with this futuristic concept for over coming the traffic problem in its major cities. The bus will have a speed of 60 km\hr and will carry 1200-1400 passengers. Cars with heights of less than 2 meters (i.e. like most parking lot height restrictions) will be able to pass from underneath the buses’ midsections.

The buses are going to be powered by a mix of electricity and solar powers, and so are environmentally friendly.