This won’t necessarily make you feel less frustrated when you’re stuck in traffic this afternoon trying to get home for the Thanksgiving long weekend but maybe a little thankful you don’t have to deal with this. This is a 50 lane traffic jam in Beijing.
People on the way home after ‘Golden Week’, a seven day holiday in China, got stuck on the Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway. A new check point on the other side of the toll booth reduced the 50 lanes to 20 and that jammed things up so badly people were getting out of their cars, going for a walk to kill time.
Still, believe it or not this isn’t the worst. In 2010 another traffic jam in China took 12 days to clear.