Latest update: 31/08/2010
China: the world's worst traffic jam
In China, the world's worst traffic jam, around 100 km long, is finally said to be easing after 12 days. What began with a spike in heavy commercial trucks was made worse by a perfect storm of broken-down cars and road works that are expected to last until mid-September. But while this monster jam may be ending, some fear that the dizzying growth of megacities with millions of cars means more gridlock ahead.