Can entrepreneurs conquer clogged streets around the globe?

Billions of dollars are lost each year to traffic congestion.

May 16, 2018

If there’s one thing that unites the world’s fastest growing cities, it is the mind-numbing experience of being stuck in traffic. Across the emerging world, the cost of congestion, which cuts into work hours and erodes people’s well-being, amounts to economic losses in the billions.

This week, we take a look at two cities where experimental solutions to traffic have cropped up. Aya Lowe reports from the Philippine capital Manila, where startups are building dorms for people who suffer hours-long journeys to work. And Lucinda Elliott takes us to Sao Paulo, Brazil, where on-demand helicopters are helping commuters rise above the fray.

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