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Old 11-04-2016, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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I think Chicago does pretty well with traffic
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Old 11-04-2016, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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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.

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Now that you mention it, I've never seen bad traffic in the Miami metro.
What? Miami/South Florida (at least 4.5 million people, more if you include Palm Beach County) has some pretty bad traffic and is definitely just below the LA/DC/SF/NYC tier. It's hemmed in by the Everglades and the Atlantic, so it's already congested, but the public transportation options suck. Those causeways you mentioned are nearly always jammed when its beach weather, especially during the winter season. I-95 is either a parking lot or a 3rd World cab driver Death Race. The Florida Turnpike isn't much better and you have to pay for it. I've been in plenty of metros with worse traffic (DC, Seattle, Atlanta, Houston) and Miami is right behind them.

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Old 11-04-2016, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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This list should prove helpful...looks like driving is pretty great in Scottsdale.

https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst...rive-in/13964/

IIRC, I read somewhere that Raleigh had great traffic for a major city...
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Old 11-04-2016, 01:16 PM
 
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I think Chicago does pretty well with traffic
Absolutely not true. Chicago is definitely one of the worst.
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Old 11-04-2016, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Dallas-Fort Worth. It has a crap ton of highways. It could use less.
I think DFW's gotten better over the last decade or so, but you practically have to pay a toll the second your tires leave your driveway. The number of tollways and managed toll lanes in the Metroplex is asinine.
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Old 11-07-2016, 11:37 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Kansas City for me. Easy to navigate, not a lot of congestion and courteous drivers for the most part.
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Old 11-07-2016, 12:58 PM
 
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I think DFW's gotten better over the last decade or so, but you practically have to pay a toll the second your tires leave your driveway. The number of tollways and managed toll lanes in the Metroplex is asinine.
Yeah the toll roads are insane and also very corrupt.
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Old 11-07-2016, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Deep in the Woods
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Worst cities for traffic that I've seen, in order of worst to less worse:

1. NYC
2. LA
3. Atlanta
4. DC
5. Seattle

Not so bad traffic:

Raleigh
Denver
Sacramento
SLC
Fresno
Pittsburgh
Buffalo
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Old 11-07-2016, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Worst cities for traffic that I've seen, in order of worst to less worse:

1. NYC
2. LA
3. Atlanta
4. DC
5. Seattle

Not so bad traffic:

Raleigh
Denver
Sacramento
SLC
Fresno
Pittsburgh
Buffalo
You need to scratch these two off the not so bad list. I have been in both cities at rush hour countless times and it is bad, 25,70&270 in Denver and 5,50&80 in Sacramento are parking lots at rush hour
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Old 11-07-2016, 06:50 PM
 
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Absolutely not true. Chicago is definitely one of the worst.
Yep. Horrible horrible freeway/tollway design, woefully underbuilt.
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