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50 Worst Traffic Cities in the U.S. (PHOTOS)
The Weather Channel ^ | January 15, 2014 | Devin Brown

Posted on 01/15/2014 9:46:02 AM PST by Vigilanteman

Lost Angeles is the worst traffic city in America. 'Carmaggedon' is no joke. Drivers in the worst traffic city wasted an average of 63.3 hours in traffic over the last year. Congrats to Los Angeles, although worst traffic city might not be the most coveted of titles.

(Excerpt) Read more at weather.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society; Travel
KEYWORDS: cars; carstop; cities; congestion; traffic; worstcities
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I started from the worst, backward from the article. Rounding out the dirty dozen are:
  1. Los Angeles
  2. Honolulu, HI
  3. San Francisco
  4. Austin, Texas
  5. New York, NY
  6. Bridgeport, CT
  7. San Jose, CA
  8. Seattle, WA
  9. Boston, MA
  10. Washington, DC
  11. Miami, FL
  12. Chicago, IL

I can't figure out how Pittsburgh ranked only #40 with an average annual loss of hours totaling 12.4 hours. It seems I waste close to an hour in front of the Squirrel Hill Tunnel every time I go there and I'm not a daily commuter, maybe about one round trip per MONTH.

1 posted on 01/15/2014 9:46:03 AM PST by Vigilanteman
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To: Vigilanteman

Most congested Bridge.....?? But only for 5 days!!


2 posted on 01/15/2014 9:48:09 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Vigilanteman
Shouldn't the weather channel focus on something important?

Like global warming?

3 posted on 01/15/2014 9:48:32 AM PST by TomServo
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To: Vigilanteman

There’s a pattern here, but I just can’t put my finger on it....


4 posted on 01/15/2014 9:49:11 AM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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ooh! Ooh! I think I have it....is is Big cities full of Liberal Democrats???? Huh? Huh???


5 posted on 01/15/2014 9:51:20 AM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Vigilanteman

“I can’t figure out how Pittsburgh ranked only #40 ...”

I’m baffled myself. I’ve been in Austin a few times and the traffic there reminded me of Pittsburgh’s choke points :-) .


6 posted on 01/15/2014 9:51:51 AM PST by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: Vigilanteman

Having driven in both L.A. and S. F., I’d say S. F. with it’s hills, narrow, crooked streets and a cable car coming at you from every direction, is much worse than L.A.

BA


7 posted on 01/15/2014 9:52:54 AM PST by Battle Axe
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8 posted on 01/15/2014 9:53:46 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: hoagy62

Highway 35 through Austin is terrible. It costs 8 bucks to go around Austin on the bypass.

Sit for an hour through Austin or pay 8 bucks to spend the hour driving around Austin at 85MPH?


9 posted on 01/15/2014 9:54:15 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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Good grief. Nashville is 28th. Figures. They say we waste 15.8 hours/year in traffic. Bull. It’s way more than that. I spend over 8 hours a week just getting to and from work (5days/week). Grrrrr.


10 posted on 01/15/2014 9:54:33 AM PST by murrie (Mark Levin: Prosecuting stupidity nightly.)
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To: carriage_hill

That has to be in an Asian city. Either that or it’s artwork.


11 posted on 01/15/2014 9:55:00 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: neodad

Let me help:

Each metropolityan area is governed by a Dhimmicrat majority in policy office and, accordingly, in the Operational Department appointments (such as, say, the Roads and Public Works).

Having worked in the local DPW, the laziness is rampant.


12 posted on 01/15/2014 9:55:00 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: hoagy62

And in the case of LA the state legislature is also radical left.

The money earmarked for highway repairs and construction is often siphoned off for there projects at the state AND local level.


13 posted on 01/15/2014 9:55:49 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Vigilanteman

Pittsburgh does have a couple of bad areas for traffic. But they only persist for a few hours a day.

Take the worst Pittsburgh traffic. Then apply that to every mile of highway and every major non-highway road within city limits. Then triple the time that it persists. Then multiply it by ten to account for city size...voila - Chicago.


14 posted on 01/15/2014 9:56:04 AM PST by kidd
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To: Vigilanteman

Having lived on the SF peninsula, I can agree with the SF/SJ listing. Commuting home on the 101 from Palo Alto to San Mateo when there was a game going at Candlestick was an hour drive (14 miles). Throw in a 7.1 earthquake, and it’s gridlock everywhere (10/17/89).


15 posted on 01/15/2014 9:56:44 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Battle Axe
Boy howdy, does that look like fun!


16 posted on 01/15/2014 9:56:47 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Vigilanteman

D.C. below Austin? Right.


17 posted on 01/15/2014 9:58:46 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Los Angeles?
The city is actually small, are the talking about the Los Angeles area or basin?
I wish people would figure out that southern California is not LA.


18 posted on 01/15/2014 9:59:23 AM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: Battle Axe

Maybe...but if you are not on the road by 5:30 am in L.A. forget about getting anywhere on time. By 3:00 pm for the return trip home.


19 posted on 01/15/2014 10:00:09 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: carriage_hill

How do people live like that?


20 posted on 01/15/2014 10:04:21 AM PST by alancarp
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