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Old 05-17-2010, 12:03 PM
 
Location: New York City( Queens )
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Here we have the two alrgest cities in the United States.. which one do you believe has worse trtaffic?
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:25 PM
 
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You really can't compare. LA doesn't have the same mass transit system we have so, of course, there will be a lot more car traffic. Also, the layout of LA is much different than NYC and that has an impact as well.

I would say the traffic in LA is probably worse than NYC but it isn't really a fair comparison.
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:31 PM
 
Location: New York City( Queens )
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You really can't compare. LA doesn't have the same mass transit system we have so, of course, there will be a lot more car traffic. Also, the layout of LA is much different than NYC and that has an impact as well.

I would say the traffic in LA is probably worse than NYC but it isn't really a fair comparison.

I agree with you to a certain extent, true the tri state relies heavily on the transit system but at the same time all of the people who commute from the areas outside Manhatten, i.e Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, New Jersey, and CT, its pretty horrible!
LA has much wider and more freeways compared to our old 3 lane elevated expreesways( which i wouldnt say are expressful in any way) and the massive traffic jams on those old expressways can be the worst. Ive commuted to Manhatten(Lower) for work from Bayside Queens, and the worst part was always the BQE(Brooklyn/Queens Expreesway) trying to get to the Brooklyn Bridge.
Our city streets are wayyy worse than LA's clogged boulevards.
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:48 PM
 
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I stayed in LA several times for a week or so and though I got into some pretty bad traffic there, driving was still easier than in NYC. Firstly, not everywhere and not all the time LA traffic was terrible. Secondly, the roads were in much better condition. And thirdly, the weather was never a big factor.
Driving every day to Manhattan according to my GPS the average speed is just about 20 mph. Congestions are practically everywhere, not just Manhattan. Add to that potholes, construction, crazy taxi drivers driving erratically, stopping anywhere, turning from any lane, people trying to jump in front of your car, terrible weather conditions, etc. I haven't seen any other city in the world where traffic conditions were as bad as in NYC.
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:33 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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I stayed in LA several times for a week or so and though I got into some pretty bad traffic there, driving was still easier than in NYC. Firstly, not everywhere and not all the time LA traffic was terrible. Secondly, the roads were in much better condition. And thirdly, the weather was never a big factor.
Driving every day to Manhattan according to my GPS the average speed is just about 20 mph. Congestions are practically everywhere, not just Manhattan. Add to that potholes, construction, crazy taxi drivers driving erratically, stopping anywhere, turning from any lane, people trying to jump in front of your car, terrible weather conditions, etc. I haven't seen any other city in the world where traffic conditions were as bad as in NYC.
That sounds like DC, the only difference is had 6-point intersections.
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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LA Freeway traffic is brutal. Nothing is as bad as street traffic in Manhattan. So I guess it's a toss up.
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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NYC hands down
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:40 AM
 
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LA traffic is bad, but really no worst than any of the other big cities (Chicago, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco Bay Area). NY metro has by far the worst traffic in the country. In fact I find it more frustrating driving in Chicago, and even San Francisco Bay Area more so than Los Angeles. Believe me LA traffic can be a nightmare, but I haven't really noticed it any worse than some of the other big american cities. Granted LA is my far much larger in population than the other big cities I mentioned, but the traffic is really not as bad make it out to be.
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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LA

Are you kidding me?
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:25 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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LA traffic is lightweight compared to NYC.
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