Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Traffic in Ho Chi Minh City

Here’s yet another cool city time lapse video, this one from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Enjoy! (If the video doesn’t display, click here).


NBC News had a segment with Brian Williams that has drawn some fire from the urbanist crowd. I haven’t seen it, but I did see this portion of it in which Janette Sadik-Khan shows off Times Square and talks about what New York City is up to on the transport front. (There will be a short preroll add on this video. If the video doesn’t display for you, click here).

Topics: Transportation
Cities: Ho Chi Minh City

3 Responses to “Traffic in Ho Chi Minh City”

  1. DBR96A says:

    I spent a week and a half in Vietnam about two years ago, including four days in Ho Chi Minh City. Scooter traffic is tremendous there, and crossing the street is an act of faith. Traffic almost never clears, so if you want to get anywhere, you just have to let the scooters weave around you as you cross, and you might even have to stop in between lanes if you see a car or truck approaching in the next lane. Let everybody move their way around you until the car passes, and then continue to proceed slowly. And if you happen to get stuck between two lanes with cars approaching, then stay put anyway, because the cars will give you space too, even if not as much as the scooters. Do not run under any circumstances. Quick movements when trying to navigate cross-traffic is a recipe for disaster.

  2. John says:

    Looks scary. I’d be interested to see some crash rate comparisons between Vietnam and the US.

  3. Dennis says:

    Where can I find the “fire from the urbanist crowd”? I’d like to read their reasoning.

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