- Los Angeles, California: Most of us think Los Angeles
traffic sets the benchmark for the worst gridlocked traffic in the world.
Rush hour traffic runs from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. six days a week.
California adds 1,700 people and 400 more cars net gain 24/7 with no end
in sight as they head toward adding 20 million within 30 years.
- Mr. Bob Dane, Communications Director, www.Fairus.org,
sent me his latest alert from China, "Worst traffic jam ever? Gridlock
spans 60 miles".
- China adds 27,000 new cars to its highways every seven
days according to a recent NBC report by Brian Williams. Their air remains
some of the dirtiest and most polluted in the world. Their rivers run
in raw sewage. Their gridlocked highways cannot be solved as China adds
eight million more people every year on their way from 1.3 billion today
to hitting 1.5 billion by mid century.
- "Motorists in China play card games and chess to
pass the time."
- "A traffic jam stretching more than 60 miles in
China has entered its ninth day with no end in sight," state media
- The report from China said, "Cars and trucks have
been piling up since August 14, 2010 on the National Expressway 100, which
is also known as the G110, the major route from Beijing to Zhangjiakou,"
Xinhua News reported. Officials expect the congestion to continue until
workers complete construction projects on September 13, 2010.
- "State media reported that Chinese drivers have
become accustomed to the severe delays, noting a similar jam in July that
slowed traffic for close to a month.
- "Britain's Sky News reported that the snarls have
been commonplace since May as a result of a spike in the number of trucks
using the roads, with the daily peak reaching about 17,000."
- No Way to Solve Their Gridlocked Traffic as China Continues
- "Insufficient traffic capacity on the National Expressway
110 caused by maintenance construction since August 19 is the major cause
of the congestion," a Beijing Traffic Management Bureau spokesman
told the Global Times.
- "Chinese national radio reported Sunday that minor
traffic accidents and broken-down vehicles have complicated the traffic
mess," Xinhua reported.
- "Approximately 400 police officers are patrolling
the road 24 hours a day in an effort to keep the situation calm,"
Sky News said.
- "Concerts? Motorists have taken to card games
or chess to pass the time, Sky News reported. "Others joked that "concerts
should be held at each congested area every weekend, to alleviate drivers'
homesickness. Residents from communities alongside the expressway have
seen opportunity in the traffic slowdown, setting up food and drink kiosks
for the drivers. Some drivers have complained of price gouging. One truck
driver, identified by his last name Huang, told the Global Times that "instant
noodles are sold at four times the original price while I wait in the congestion."
- The truck driver added, "Not only the congestion
annoys me, but also those vendors.
- Nowhere in the reports did anyone address the factors
of overpopulation, too many vehicles, not enough roads and now way to catch
up building roads with an added 27,000 new cars added every seven days!
- For more information illustrating what America faces
as it adds another 100 million in the next 25 years, visit Bob Dane at www.Fairus.org for
answers and solutions to solving Americans immigration-population-driven
- You may reach Bob Dane at:
- Bob Dane
- Press Secretary/Communications Director
- Federation for American Immigration Reform
- 25 Massachusetts Avenue- Suite 330
- Washington DC 20001
- Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents
from the Arctic to the South Pole as well as six times across
the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from
the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents "The Coming
Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it" to civic
clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring
about sensible world population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com
He is the author of: America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million
Americans. Copies available: 1 888 280 7715