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Old 06-28-2007, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Wi for the summer--Vegas in the winter
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I don't know about busiest roads, but the worst roads, at least in the midwest, if not the whole country have to be in Michigan. We have construction all year round so I guess you could say our roads are very busy in many areas.
And yet the roads in the Upper Penisula are Great!! Downstate, I agree, not too good for the most part!!
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Old 06-28-2007, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Go to Phoenix and try it yourself. You will be late for work every freakin' day there. It's a mad house there.
I've driven in just about every major metro in the US and I think Phoenix is a fairly easy place to drive in. Yes there is traffic, no doubt about that, but it isn't AS BAD as some places (Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Miami, etc).
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:38 PM
 
Location: IN
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I wonder why Minnesota ranks so high on the list? Is traffic in Minneapolis that bad? I have driven through the Twin Cities and did not think that the traffic was that terrible compared with other large metros. The Minneapolis metro is very spread out and sprawly with plenty of highways.
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Old 06-29-2007, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Az.
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I've driven in just about every major metro in the US and I think Phoenix is a fairly easy place to drive in. Yes there is traffic, no doubt about that, but it isn't AS BAD as some places (Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Miami, etc).
Well, it's just as bad as Houston (I grew up there) and I don't like any of it. So, to me it's bad and there's always a wreck or something that holds everyone back and be late for something. That's just my opinion.
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Old 06-29-2007, 11:42 AM
 
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It'll be most helpful to the discussion if you read the study. It's about cost-effectiveness. They aren't trying to measure absolute amounts of congestion or condition. They've looked at a large number of financial, condition and performance variables. Give it a read:

http://www.reason.org/ps360.pdf
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Old 06-30-2007, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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States, not metro areas!!! Minneapolis has traffic, but outstate Minnesota is like Montana.

The 'North Carolina shuffle' from Charlotte to Raleigh-Durham along I-85 and I-40 is indeed bad, but the study makes no sense if it includes Minnesota and excludes New Jersey.
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