It sucks to be stuck in traffic at 15,000 feet

This is a queue of trucks in the Chungara–Tambo Quemado pass between Chile and Bolivia, crossing which is one of the few ways Bolivians can reach the Pacific Ocean since Bolivia became a landlocked country in 1883, after losing the War of the Pacific. The pass connects Bolivia’s Highway 4 with Chile’s Highway 11. » 7/22/11 4:30pm 7/22/11 4:30pm

Watch Russian motorists fool a traffic jam

There's a story about American-vs-Russian ingenuity that claims NASA spent millions developing a pen that can write upside down, while the Russians merely used a pencil. Though false, there's a truth to it evident in this video of Russians defeating a traffic jam. » 4/13/11 2:30pm 4/13/11 2:30pm

Longest Traffic Jam Ever?

A 60-mile-long traffic jam on a major Beijing highway's entered day nine, with stranded drivers taking to playing chess on their cars as local vendors organize roadside shops like in a Cortázar short story. What's causing this potentially month-long jam? » 8/23/10 10:30am 8/23/10 10:30am

Spanish Artist Stages Mountaintop Traffic Jam

Spanish artist Maider Lopez stranded 160 vehicles on a typically empty, verdant road to display the impact of cars on the environment. It's fairly clever — unless you didn't intend to be part of an art installation. » 7/02/09 10:30am 7/02/09 10:30am

What Happens When Your Country Relies On Public Transportation

Here at Jalopnik we're all for society's sheep using public transportation, but it does have its downsides. For example, in London right now there's a tube strike, forcing a city of effete train-taking commuters onto the roads. » 6/11/09 2:00pm 6/11/09 2:00pm

The World's 18 Worst Intersections And Interchanges

A collection of 18 of the world's worst intersections and interchanges. Bonus Google Earth contest inside to see if you can name four of them. The prize? A 2010 Ford Mustang model! Oh Boy! » 12/11/08 4:00pm 12/11/08 4:00pm