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Rush Hour Everywhere

What are the traffic issues that move citizens of your country?

For this special series, Global Voices authors in different countries contributed stories that highlight both the creativity of citizens to common transportation challenges as well as the recurring inefficiencies of urban planning.

This is a topic that brings people to the street in more than one sense. Last year, a price hike for bus fares in Rio de Janeiro kickstarted mass protests in Brazil. And across the world, urban cycling initiatives are championed where you least expect it.

This is not just a pedestrian issue, if you will…

1. In Bangladesh, Cycling to Break Free of Dhaka's Notorious Traffic

Traffic jam is a regular feature in Dhaka city. Image by Firoz Ahmed. Copyright: Demotix (25/7/2012)

Traffic jams are a regular feature in Dhaka. Image by Firoz Ahmed. Copyright Demotix (25/7/2012)

2. So You Need to Get Around Madagascar?

Rickshaw in Madagascar

3. Commuters Don't Love Mozambique's Haphazard ‘My Love’ Trucks

My love trucks

4. Japan Makes Public Transportation More Stroller-Friendly for Parents

Photo of crowded train in Japan by flickr user Tom(CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

A crowded train in Japan. Photo by Flickr user Tom. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

5. Retaking the Streets of Puerto Rico…On a Bicycle

Ciclistas corriendo bicicleta en el Viejo San Juan, ciudad capital de Puerto Rico. Imagen tomada de video.

Cyclists riding bikes in Old San Juan, capitol of Puerto Rico. Image from video.

6. The Subway: The Arteries of New York City

NYC Subway

Photo by Flickr user RomanK Photography. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

7. Public Buses Return To Cambodia’s Capital

New bus in Cambodia

8. Coasters, Combis and Chaos: Public Transportation in Lima

Combi and Coaster minibuses in Lima. Photo by Flickr user Solangel Giannopoulou. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Combi and Coaster minibuses in Lima. Photo by Flickr user Solangel Giannopoulou. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

9. A Look at the Mexico City Metro

A Look at the Mexico City Metro

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