Peak-time traffic into and out of the city is just awful - and this photo doesn't do it justice at all. I guess it's not unlike any other large city though. The problem with Cape Town is that really big mountain backing onto the city; it seriously hampers the development of additional roads into and out of Cape Town. Though, to be honest, this isn't the real reason for our congestion.
It's rumoured that the City is looking at converting part of our rail network into an underground system. Perhaps this will lead to some kind of underground Metro. I'm not sure exactly what the plans are, but a general upgrade of our rail system would help tremendously to alleviate congestion.