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Go-slows in Lagos

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Several photographs in Urban Cadence: Street Scenes from Lagos and Johannesburg reveal some challenging aspects of transportation in Lagos, Nigeria. Every large city has to deal with traffic congestion, but new megacities like Lagos are dealing with this problem on a scale not previously experienced. In Lagos, a city of more than 21 million people, traffic jams are so frequent and debilitating that they have been given their own name, “go-slows.” Drivers can be caught in go-slows for hours with little hope of escape. Many attempts have been made to ease the problem (new roads, stricter traffic law enforcement) but these measures have been met with little success. To learn more about go-slows, view this 2012 photo essay from the Guardian:

Lagos ‘go-slows’ continue despite fresh measures – in pictures by Monica Mark for the Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/global-development/gallery/2012/nov/02/lagos-gridlock-new-measures-in-pictures

Photograph: Sunday Alamba/AP

 
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