Cairo Nile Shuttle
Solving Cairo's traffic problems with state-of-the-art 'river busses' Cairo Nile Shuttle is launching very soon. We talk to founder Karim Sabh to find out more...
When Abraham Maslow created his Heirachy of Needs; the universal pyramid to chart what us two legged messes have to have and in what order so we can be satisfied, he probably didn't take into account a modern day decrepit metropolis where, unless you are the president of said metropolis, your psychological wellbeing, your safety, love, self-esteem and self-actualisation are greatly hampered by one thing: traffic.
However much our socio-economic situation changes, the amount of time spent in a sickly state of road purgatory only increases, while quality of life slowly diminishes. But what can anyone do about it? God knows more beeping won't get us anywhere, seriously, please, stop it. The noise pollution is of far less worry than the air pollution with most of the dilapidated Communist-made cars helping to turn our oxygen into the third worst in the world to breathe in, and if you can survive the mind-numbing wait in traffic, survive the poisonous air fumes, you may just croak as one of the 1,000 Cairenes who die every year from road accidents.