Rush Hour- A Daily World Wide Calamity

How the World Commutes

The World at 7 Billion

Tokyo Commuters crowd into a train headed to Narita International Airport.

How The World Commutes

Jakarta Commuters pack a train — and ride on top of it — during rush hour.

How The World Commutes

Beijing Bicyclists commute on Changan Avenue during rush hour in Beijing.

How The World Commutes

Mumbai Commuters ride in the women-only compartment of a passenger train during rush hour.

How the World Commutes

Los Angeles Friday-afternoon commuters clog the freeways in a city known for congestion and pollution from the large amount of car traffic.

How The World Commutes

New York City Pedestrians walk on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Though the city is known for its subway system, walking to work is a popular choice for commuters.

How The World Commutes

Shanghai A high-speed train goes on a trial run in Shanghai earlier this year. The rail line links Shanghai and Beijing, and the trains are among the fastest in the world, reaching speeds of up to 185 m.p.h. (300 km/h).

How The World Commutes

Pyongyang Passengers fill a metro station in Pyongyang. The city’s metro system opened in 1973.

How The World Commutes

Bangkok Traffic in Bangkok, one of the world’s most congested cities.

How The World Commutes

Rio de Janeiro Cable cars transport commuters living in Complexo do Alemão, a group of slums in the hills of Rio de Janeiro. Introduced in Brazil in early 2011, the cable-car line has become a popular form of transportation for busy urban centers in South America. This
particular system can carry 30,000 commuters a day and reduces an
hour-and-a-half trip to the nearest commuter-rail station to a 16-minute ride out of the slums.

How The World Commutes

From TIME.com

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