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Old 12-01-2010, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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My suggestion was to the OP, not you.

I suggested he check out real-time traffic reports on ganavigator.com and google.com regarding his specific route. I wouldn't call this generic or bad info. I've never taken, for example, Rt 120 from Marietta to Alpharetta during rush hour, and glancing at a map, it appears you'd be avoiding much of the hoopla. I don't see this as generic or bad advice. I'm asking him to use FACTS instead of the OPINION of a few anonymous msg.board posts.

Generic information is when you refer to a commute between 2 towns without discussing the specific route you drive. I've found that it really depends exactly where you are and what intersections you're forced to pass through.
Fine, but my suggestion was to you and others who make generic statements about Atlanta traffic, almost always negative.

Your quote to the OP was "The north-side is a nightmare between 4:30 and 6:30. Highways, back roads, everywhere." I'm telling the OP that your comment is BS, based on my personal experience driving the route the OP is asking about. I could also make the same statement about other routes that I travel in rush hour.

Traffic in the Atlanta metro is bad on SOME roads and at SOME times. Not on "Highways, back roads, everywhere" as stated by you.
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:30 PM
 
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There are short cuts.

Instead of taking 285 E, you go up 75 to Woodstock and take 92 all the way East. Less traffic, more traffic lights, but it's usually quicker during rush hour. This ends up high up in 400 near exit 10.

Neil's way isn't bad either.
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Fine, but my suggestion was to you and others who make generic statements about Atlanta traffic, almost always negative.

Your quote to the OP was "The north-side is a nightmare between 4:30 and 6:30. Highways, back roads, everywhere." I'm telling the OP that your comment is BS, based on my personal experience driving the route the OP is asking about. I could also make the same statement about other routes that I travel in rush hour.

Traffic in the Atlanta metro is bad on SOME roads and at SOME times. Not on "Highways, back roads, everywhere" as stated by you.
I live in Dunwoody, on the North side. I encounter the nightmare every single day. A 4-minute drive turns into a 20-minute drive. Sure, my particular area is worse than most, but it spills over to the entire north side. I won't even go anywhere between 5-6 because it's just not worth my time.

As I said, check google-maps real time traffic during the hours to see how the roads/intersections you're interested in are. It's definitely worth the time, and something I wish I had done before I bought this house.
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