I thought the streets of New York has the most cars in the world. No, I haven’t been there but isn’t it like that in the movies? Meg Ryan was stuck in New York traffic in the movie Kate and Leopold, then there were traffic scenes in Coming to America, Ghostbusters II, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Independence Day, Catch Me If You Can, just some of the few movies I remember.
While munching my popcorn a few years back, I promised myself never to live in New York, or in a place with crowded streets. I don’t do well with traffic and crowd control.
In reality, statistics show that there are more cars in Dubai streets at any given time than in New York! Ouch.
Dubai has about 541 vehicles per thousand population, which is higher than New York (444), London (345) and Singapore (111). And it doesn’t end there – Dubai’s statistical data showed that motor vehicles increased by an annual average of about 12 percent.
I so welcome the creation of mass transit system although it is creating massive traffic. Until then everyday I chant, this too shall pass, this too shall pass…