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Old 11-03-2016, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by kyle19125 View Post
Miami-Dade County has a very nice set of highways/expressways for it's population size (2.6 million). It has the Airport Expressway, Dolphin Expressway, Don Shula Expressway, Florida Turnpike, Gratigny Expressway, Hialeah Expressway, I-95, I-75, I-395, John F Kennedy Causeway, Julia Tuttle Causeway, MacArthur Causeway, Palmetto Expressway, Rickenbacker Causeway, Reagan Turnpike and Snapper Creek Expressway. While shorter runs the expressway conversions from ordinary surface streets has helped considerably in terms providing through options that didn't exist prior.

Now that you mention it, I've never seen bad traffic in the Miami metro.
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Old 11-03-2016, 04:23 PM
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It's funny that you would post this. I just drove from Charlotte to Columbus, GA today for my son's Airborne School graduation at Ft. Benning Army Base. EVERY time I drive through Atlanta, if there is anything going on on the shoulder of the road, no matter how minor it is, there's massive rubber-necking. Totally needless gridlock. It was at 1:30 in the afternoon. I live in the South and think it's a "Southern thing", lol. I don't see it as much in other regions. But I've personally found Atlanta and Orlando to be the worse culprits. So freakin annoying. On the other hand, when I drive in the Boston area, even if all of the lanes are full of cars, the traffic flows really well, 60-70 mph. Go figure, lol.
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Old 11-03-2016, 05:20 PM
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Dallas-Fort Worth. It has a crap ton of highways. It could use less.
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Old 11-03-2016, 05:25 PM
Location: Minneapolis
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The cities that have grown the least since the interstates were built generally have the best traffic - I never had traffic issues driving through Detroit or Cleveland.
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Old 11-03-2016, 07:40 PM
Location: Lebanon, OH
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Dayton Ohio, easiest place I ever drove.

Originally Posted by arjay57 View Post
Atlanta is not bad at all for a large city.
Originally Posted by gladhands View Post
Atlanta is TERRIBLE.
It took me 2 1/2 hours to go from McDonough to Kennesaw.
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Old 11-03-2016, 07:47 PM
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lol....Atlanta has top 5 worst traffic in this nation. Who tf said it has good traffic?
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Old 11-03-2016, 08:26 PM
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Of the medium to major cities I've been to, I'd say Fresno has the best traffic, I've never been stuck in gridlock on the 99 there
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Old 11-04-2016, 04:50 AM
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Circle City
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Old 11-04-2016, 06:44 AM
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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St. Louis is excellent for traffic. Seriously, easily the best thing about living here. A 45 minute commute is essentially unheard of. I have a friend from Houston and a friend from Chicago who have both said moving to St. Louis for the commute alone is worth it.
St. Louis is a strange one. The rent costs in the city are pretty cheap compared to other cities. When I lived there, I noticed a LOT of traffic actually flowing west on I-64 from the city to the big exurbs (Chesterfield, Manchester, Maryland Heights), and the pattern repeated at night, with people coming back into the city. I-170, the inner belt (not really a full beltway) is not terrible, but I-270 is the most congested road in the city. Also, I-64 west of I-270, headed to O'Fallon is a snarly road during most commuting hours. If anything, the core of the city is not very bad, but the tax base has been pushed out to the perimeter of the MSA, and that's where the more intense traffic actually is.
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Old 11-04-2016, 11:43 AM
Location: Detroit
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Detroit has a very good freeway system since it is the motor city. Drivers in Detroit are still nuts and traffic is still horrible during rush hour/ bad weather/ accidents/ construction, ect. During the everyday traffic jams you should be able to get to where you need to go in about an hour. It's worse than any other midwest city I have been to except for Chicago. But it's not a 24/7 traffic jam like LA. For the most part if you avoid the freeways and streets during rush hour and bad weather and know how to get around construction you will be fine in Detroit.
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