Mexico City Traffic

Mexico City Traffic

Ah, traffic in Mexico. This particular jam is present from about 8am to 10pm everyday, due to road construction on Circuito Interior that will inevitably take many months to complete. Do people change their route, complain, or get angry? Well, not really, because this is everyday life in Mexico city. 

The roads are generally awful, the public transportation a bit of a mess, and urban organization/planning virtually nonexistent. Everyone gets lost here. No one really knows how to read a map. And just when you have your route down, they close a street or block an exit and you are screwed again. Not to mention the fact that it is easy to be stuck in traffic going the wrong way on any given street for at least half an hour because there are very few exits or returns.

In theory this particular project will make an improvement to the street condition and last for many years. We’ll see. In any case they are in the process of making many much-needed improvements to the urban road planto be completed by 2010, if possible.

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