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Kabul's Utterly Mundane Urban Planning Crisis

The city's biggest problem isn't suicide bombers or militants... it's the traffic.
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Kabul, Afghanistan is a dense, dusty metropolis of 5 million or so that’s now estimated to be the fifth fastest-growing city in the world. Spread over two basins in the Hindu Kush and split by a chain of mountains, the site has been an ancient trading hub on the Silk Road, a thriving center of commerce and culture, a destination for foreign tourists as well as foreign armies, a scene of intellectual ferment and political upheaval. The Mughal Emperor Babur loved the city so much that he made Kabul the rather inconvenient seat of his dominion over India and remains buried there.

Also, the traffic sucks.