Can entrepreneurs conquer clogged streets around the globe?
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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