pretty interesting stuff. some of the highways look like landing strips for planes.
Very few pictures of highways exist, but from what I gather this is what most motorways look like:Fuel constraints and the near absence of private automobiles have relegated road transportation to a secondary role. The road network was estimated between 23,000 and 30,000 kilometers in 1990, of which only 1,717 kilometers--7.5 percent--are paved; the rest are of dirt, crushed stone, or gravel, and are poorly maintained. There are three major multilane highways: a 200-kilometer expressway connecting P'yongyang and Wonsan on the east coast, a forty-three-kilometer expressway connecting P'yongyang and its port, Namp'o, and a four-lane 100- kilometer highway linking P'yongyang and Kaesong. The overwhelming majority of the estimated 264,000 vehicles in use in 1990 were for the military. Rural bus service connects all villages, and cities have bus and tram services.
North Korea is a land of vast motorways, some with as many as 10 lanes. But they are always empty. Very few people own cars.
Pedestrians and cyclists zig-zag across them as they are so unused to traffic.
But even though these roads host few vehicles, they are beautifully tended. Every Sunday, the people who live close by can be seen dusting down the gutter and pruning the shrubs on the road. Some might be visible in the distance here.
There is also no light polution:At least their air is not that polluted like our's by cars :lol:
Worse. Those people's minds are brainwashed completely. Brainwashing takes place already 50 or 60 years and there is literally no information from outside available to people. People don't know, how world outside theirs looks like.Something like countries of Eastern Europe in era of stalinism...
You don't know, cars are not the only source of pollution. And what about neighboring industrialized China and South Korea? Pollution doesn't have to pass customs...I guess at least they don't get exposed to pollution.