Life in one of the world’s most congested cities. (Think your commute is bad? Be glad you don’t live in Bangladesh. http://t.co/Wil77WSbec)
It’s all relative isn’t it? When we look at our traffic problems, we think of them as having a major impact on our GDP. If people can’t get to work in their choice of transport mode and time, it costs us money. We think of this as a first world problem.
In reality traffic congestion and the amount of time it takes people to get to work, or to do their work where it involves travel, impacts travelers no matter where they are.
I wonder if any of the experts look towards these countries for ideas, as well as the wealthy countries with a highly developed technical infrastructure. When I watch videos from TED conferences and see a business developed by putting a washing machine mechanism onto the back of a small motorcycle and the owner traveling through a poor village with no electricity and doing their washing for them, I am impressed with their problem solving skills.