Average Commuting Speed – 250 Meters Per Minute

john  —  May 14, 2012

Canthy came back from her business trip and got dropped off at the office so I went to pick her up. It’s only a 5 km trip but can take 15 to 20 minutes if the traffic is normal. In the evenings it can be 30 minutes or more as the rush hour traffic around CBD is heavier. Despite having a car with a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph) I rarely get about 50 km/h as the traffic is bumper to bumper most of the way there, I know people complain the traffic is bad in Beijing, but I don’t think it is any worse than any big modern city. At least the roads are bigger in Beijing compared to London, which was never designed for cars and the heavy commuter traffic.

(Blog posted by Ray on April 9, 2012. You can see the original article by following this link to rayallychina.com)