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London May Get Some Giant Underground Highways

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London Mayor Boris Johnson is trying to dig some huge tunnels underneath the city in order order to reduce traffic congestion on the city's surface, and while it is not yet clear whether the project is feasible—it would involve two subterranean highways running east-west that would cover a combined 26 miles—or if it would even help (as opposed to just allowing more and more cars to clog up the city) it is certainly an intriguing idea. But, for us, it's mainly intriguing because we support any initiative that moves a major metropolis closer to become a futuristic underground city like the one in the later Matrix movies, or moves humanity closer to becoming a race of worm people. So maybe we're in this for the wrong reasons.
· London's Mayor: Huge Tunnels Will Solve Our Congestion Problem [City Lab]