Friday, November 14, 2008
Traffic standstill at its worst
The traffic situation is Moscow is truly getting out of hand. Had a function to attend at the Singapore embassy last night. As usual, I had to leave the house at 530pm cos any later, I might get stuck in the jam. Arrived at Eddie's office and we, together with another of his colleague, left the office at 630pm.
I checked google earth, and the embassy is 6.5km away. Guess how long we took to get there? 2 hours!! This means we travelled at a speed of 3.25km per hour. I think a tortoise would have reached there faster.
Reminds me of the time we took Sean out for his birthday dinner, one of the rare times we head out to the city for meals. We finished our dinner in about 40 min, and left the city pretty early, maybe 640pm, and we arrived home at 930pm. Almost 3 hours to travel less than 15km.
Some form of road-pricing/COE/car population control is definitely way overdue.