A 60-mile traffic jam near the Chinese capital could last until mid-September, officials say... Traffic has been snarled along the outskirts of Beijing and is stretching toward the border of Inner Mongolia ever since roadwork on the Beijing-Tibet Highway started Aug. 13. The following week, parts of a major road circling Beijing were closed, further tightening overburdened roadways.
...Though triggered by construction, the root cause for the congestion is chronic overcrowding on key national arteries.
Gee, Tommy, isn't central planning kewl?
If we could only hand over the keys to our government to a bunch of Statist masterminds for a while, things we be soooooo much better. Like in China.
Oh -- you mean we did that in the 2008 elections? Oops.