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Old 04-22-2008, 05:44 PM
 
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No, Charlotte does not have the same traffic as NYC. Charlotte is much better than that. But yes, Atlanta and Miami have horrible traffic problems.

Plus, driving in Charlotte is a lot less stressful than driving in the NY area -- the roads are better, wider, more modern, fewer pedestrians, and the drivers are not nearly as crazy. I lived in NYC for 5 years, and I outright REFUSED to drive anywhere, ever. I would make other people drive, or I'd find another way to get around, or I wouldn't go. New York was crazy stressful, and there was no parking. And there were tolls everywhere. And the signs were missing or hidden or just bad. There's really no comparison between that and Charlotte.
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Old 04-22-2008, 05:46 PM
 
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We moved here from Boston and the commute/traffic here is NOTHING compared to what we dealt w/ every day...at least it moves here!
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Old 04-22-2008, 09:49 PM
 
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We moved here from Boston and the commute/traffic here is NOTHING compared to what we dealt w/ every day...at least it moves here!
I was wondering about that. If one were to commute from Weddington Chase or Bridgehampton to Uptown every day, would it be stop and go for 25 miles or does it move. You seem to indicate the latter.
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Old 04-22-2008, 10:09 PM
 
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I was wondering about that. If one were to commute from Weddington Chase or Bridgehampton to Uptown every day, would it be stop and go for 25 miles or does it move. You seem to indicate the latter.
Well, we don't have gridlock, so of course it moves. But it is stop and go as there are many redlights along the way - there are no "expressways" from out there into uptown. It's mostly two lane country roads and narrow four laned ones closer in.
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Old 04-23-2008, 05:59 AM
 
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Does the same hold true if one commutes to uptown via 485 and 85? Do they move also?
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:11 AM
 
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Does the same hold true if one commutes to uptown via 485 and 85? Do they move also?
485 moves pretty well except for the bottleneck from Rt77 to Providence Rd.
I've been on 485 in heavy traffic & been able to get from Johnston Rd to Lawyers Rd in about 40 minutes. Now if there's a wreck then part of the highway will shut down while the lanes on the other side all slow to a crawl to watch.
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:53 AM
 
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Thanks.

How's the commute from Huntersville (or other areas north of Uptown) to/from Uptown on 77?
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