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Old 11-10-2016, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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When looking at google Maps during rush hour times, Phoenix seems to always have the most green.
Our traffic has started to get bad at rush hour ever since about 3 years ago, before 2013, our traffic was a breeze
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Old 11-10-2016, 08:15 PM
 
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Our traffic has started to get bad at rush hour ever since about 3 years ago, before 2013, our traffic was a breeze
I lived in Phoenix from 03-09, I don't remember that breeze lol. I remember rush hour lasting from 2-7 just like every other 4 million metro. Granted I haven't been stuck on I-17 in a few years so I don't know what current trends are.
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Old 11-10-2016, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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I lived in Phoenix from 03-09, I don't remember that breeze lol. I remember rush hour lasting from 2-7 just like every other 4 million metro. Granted I haven't been stuck on I-17 in a few years so I don't know what current trends are.
I say a breeze in comparison to Los Angeles, today it took me almost 3 hours to get from La Mirada out to the weigh station in Banning, 65 miles
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Old 11-11-2016, 11:13 AM
 
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I say a breeze in comparison to Los Angeles, today it took me almost 3 hours to get from La Mirada out to the weigh station in Banning, 65 miles
Yeah I can imagine most cities would seem like a breeze in comparison.
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Old 11-11-2016, 11:22 AM
 
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Greensboro NC.

I was wondering if anyone was gonna say Greensboro. I went to college there (North Carolina A&T) and had zero problems with traffic. One of the main resasons is because Greensboro has 3 interstates (40, 85, and 73) and none of them are tolled. Even the main roads in town move pretty well with all the other major roads 4 laned (Wendovver, Battleground etc.)

I've driven through Raleigh numerose times and I can tell you there have been times were traffic is slow to a crawl in rush hour. Usually starts between the Wake and Durham county line by 540 and continues through Wade Ave. 440 just forget it. 3/4s of that highway you will be going no more than 15 mph in rush hour due to this highway being only 4 lanes and everyone uses it. Hell the exit to Crabtree Mall is a nightmare, a pure nightmare. Don't have that problem at 4 Seasons Mall in Greensboro. 540 is pretty bad by the airport but once you past that the traffic is bearable. 40 going out to Garner however is really bad. And thats not even counting some of the main roads in Raleigh (Gleenwood and Capital is a nightmare).
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Old 11-11-2016, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Deep in the Woods
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I forgot Rochester, NY. Smaller city yes but traffic almost non-existent. Also has a highway system built for a larger population as someone mentioned before for Cleveland.
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Old 11-11-2016, 01:28 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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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.
Except for those with highways grandfathered into the Interstate Highway System, of course.
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Old 11-11-2016, 01:47 PM
 
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Rochester always was fairly easy, even with the can of worms

Phoenix is a mixed bag. There are outer areas during rush hour that aren't bad. Anytime not rush hour is easy. Rush is a bear. There was a drop during the crash, but traffic is back. A few years ago you could get after of it, but not anymore.

When looking at a map for traffic overlays you lose perspective on the size of the city.

Just look at I-10 east. In the morning it is a hard pushing lot from 83rd Ave through the tunnel to 7th st. On the map you see a lot of 10 both before and after this stretch as green so it doesn't look that big of a spot. However, it's 10 miles. That is a longer distance than Cherry Hill into Philly. In some cities that would be your commute and in many it would probably take you more time than it does to cover those 10 miles. In Phoenix, it's just a portion and a big grind.

So it's different than other places, but miserable in rush regardless
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Old 11-11-2016, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Rochester always was fairly easy, even with the can of worms

Phoenix is a mixed bag. There are outer areas during rush hour that aren't bad. Anytime not rush hour is easy. Rush is a bear. There was a drop during the crash, but traffic is back. A few years ago you could get after of it, but not anymore.

When looking at a map for traffic overlays you lose perspective on the size of the city.

Just look at I-10 east. In the morning it is a hard pushing lot from 83rd Ave through the tunnel to 7th st. On the map you see a lot of 10 both before and after this stretch as green so it doesn't look that big of a spot. However, it's 10 miles. That is a longer distance than Cherry Hill into Philly. In some cities that would be your commute and in many it would probably take you more time than it does to cover those 10 miles. In Phoenix, it's just a portion and a big grind.

So it's different than other places, but miserable in rush regardless
Most of Phoenix's worst traffic at rush is inside the 101
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Old 11-11-2016, 10:56 PM
 
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Yep. That is a geographically large area though
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