Nov 182009

Versiune în română

The traffic in Bucharest, especially during rush hours, can be a bit on the nightmarish side. I took this photo on Monday. Yesterday, Tuesday, the subway workers went on strike and everyone who normally took the subway to work took the bus or their personal car instead. If you can imagine a sea of cars, all honking (why? since there’s no space to advance to) and just looking like they were parked in the middle of the road, you got the right idea. Many times the traffic of Bucharest looks like that, even when there’s no subway strike.As you can see from the picture, a lot of the mess is brought on themselves by the Bucharest’s drivers who try to inch their way in intersections even when the light is red. The crisscrossed yellow lines that you see on the pavement are supposed the mark the “Do not block” area of the intersection. Not that anyone pays attention to that.

  4 Responses to “Bucharest’s traffic”

  1. Honk, honk, beep, beep! Reminds me of the chocking traffic of Bangalore! But at least you don't have donkeys and camels added to the traffic like in India!

  2. Toronto is like this at rush hour too. Some people get very brave with their rudeness when they drive!

  3. This remind me every day of the beauty of walking to work… A bit nightmarish, but I think you still could do worse! Traffic is a problem, impatient drivers another. I don't see any scooter, here they try to fill all the space left free by the jammed cars…

  4. oh, if you have the chance to visit our country…
    traffic here is a battle/war = chaos! ^0^
    and what gets me mad while driving…is that peeps here have no descipline and order.

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