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Old Yesterday, 09:46 AM
 
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Which city in the world do you think has the most spectacular rush hours? The most chaotic? The most orderly and organized?

Which city has employed the most effective or innovative strategies to cope with large crowd volumes?

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Old Yesterday, 01:18 PM
 
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Probably Tokyo and Hong Kong.
I haven’t been to Tokyo, but Hong Kong’s rush hour is quite amazing and efficient.

I don’t think New York’s rush hour is all that pronounced since it seems New York businesses have a wider range of working hours and people aren’t all rushing home/to the office at the same time. Also, offices are spread throughout a fairly large area and are mixed between apartment buildings and other uses. The grid and wider sidewalks also make the flow more manageable. The only place I think it gets somewhat crazy is Seventh Avenue heading to Penn Station.


In London, it actually feels like entire districts are being drained of people within a short period of time. The sidewalks are way too narrow and people are literally running for their train. After rush hour, central London (aside from the tourist areas) is a ghost town when compared to other cities.
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Old Yesterday, 01:29 PM
 
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In London, it actually feels like entire districts are being drained of people within a short period of time. The sidewalks are way too narrow and people are literally running for their train. After rush hour, central London (aside from the tourist areas) is a ghost town when compared to other cities.
You might like the look of the new look wide sidewalks in London.
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Old Today, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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Somewhere in India?
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Old Today, 06:22 AM
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Location: Ontario
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Toronto....

Because it is always rush hour...the 401 is busy day and night.

The section bewteen Keele and 400 is the busiest highway in North America.
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Old Today, 01:18 PM
 
Location: BROOKLYN!
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I don’t think New York’s rush hour is all that pronounced since it seems New York businesses have a wider range of working hours and people aren’t all rushing home/to the office at the same time. Also, offices are spread throughout a fairly large area and are mixed between apartment buildings and other uses. The grid and wider sidewalks also make the flow more manageable. The only place I think it gets somewhat crazy is Seventh Avenue heading to Penn Station.
Oh man... I wish this were true.

"Spectacular" sure is one word to describe rush hour in NYC... lol.

The worst of NYC rush hour happens underground on the subway. Most notably Lexington ave on the 4, 5, and 6 trains and on the L train in Brooklyn. The 7 train in Queens gets pretty bad too.

The overcrowdedness of the 4/5/6 was the main driving force of the completion of the first part of the 2nd avenue subway.

Just google image search "NYC subway rush hour"

Last edited by That_One_Guy; Today at 01:38 PM.. Reason: Fixed typos
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Old Today, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Brazil
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"Happy Hour" in São Paulo

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Old Today, 01:24 PM
 
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Rush Sunday on the beach in Rio de Janeiro




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Old Today, 01:41 PM
 
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Besides the joke, cariocas do have one of the most busy traffics of the world. According to this rank, the 8th worst. The "champion" is Mexico City.

1 Mexico City
2 Bangkok
3 Jakarta
4 Chongqing
5 Bucharest
6 Istanbul
7 Chengdu
8 Rio de Janeiro
10 Beijing
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Old Today, 01:42 PM
 
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Rush Sunday on the beach in Rio de Janeiro
Okay. That's pretty spectacular.
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