Monday, May 07, 2007

Would you put up with this? 

Today it was reported automobile sales in Venezuela were up another almost 98% in the first four months of this year. Between January and April of 2007 130,956 cars were sold in Venezuela versus 66,262 during the same period last year.

Great. With morning commutes that look like this in Caracas:

the last thing Venezuela would seem to need is a few hundred thousand more cars cluttering up its roadways. As if it wasn't bad enough a couple of years ago. Really, who would put up with this non-sense?

Fortunately Venezuelans won't be putting up with it much longer no matter how many new cars get sold.

First, brand new highways have popped up all over the place. Take a look at just a few examples:

And if that weren't enough, hundreds of miles of additional roadways are in full construction:

Of course, all the new gas guzzlers and new highways are hardly the best way to meet Venezuelas transportation needs. Recognizing that the Venezuelan government has three subway lines currently under construction in Caracas alone, one new commuter rail line about to begin construction, and more than 600 miles of intercity passenger rail under construction.

With the Venezuelan economy full speed ahead for the moment soon it will also be full speed ahead on its highways and railways.


This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?