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Old 01-09-2017, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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Tampa is definitely one and read once if I recall that it was among the very worst in the nation for average commute time.
Anywhere in Hillsborough or Pinellas is a nightmare, my father in law lives in the area and I dread going there but there is one city that is even worse - Boston.
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Old 01-09-2017, 06:44 PM
 
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Cities like LA and major established cities always surprise me. People talk about their great PT so I assumed that would make traffic and commutes a lot better than in cities in Dallas and Houston.
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:11 PM
 
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Norfolk is pretty bad. Especially when trying to cross the bay towards Williamsburg.

Hartford is also surprisingly bad. A lot of highways converge on downtown which has a very dense employment concentration for the size of the metro.
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:13 PM
 
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Hampton frickin Roads.
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:23 AM
 
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Probably need to define what is considered bad in terms of delay time, since that is going to vary greatly especially in small cities almost any traffic is generally considered bad.
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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I mean, to use my city as an example, I would not describe Columbus traffic as terrible at all for a metro of 2 million people. Sure, rush hour isn't pleasant and certain exits get backed up but it's still mild to pretty average.
Columbus has amazing infrastructure for a city its size. Many/most freeways are 3-4 lanes in both directions, unlike other cities, where the infrastructure was built through a larger preexisting urban environment and has less room for expansion (e.g. Pittsburgh).
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Birmingham, and Charleston SC
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:07 AM
 
Location: The City
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Columbus has amazing infrastructure for a city its size. Many/most freeways are 3-4 lanes in both directions, unlike other cities, where the infrastructure was built through a larger preexisting urban environment and has less room for expansion (e.g. Pittsburgh).


I76 between KOP and DT Philly is a perfect example of this, believe was started in the late 40s and is two lanes with limited shoulders and really short on and off ramps, its generally a slow crawl 18 hours a day


PA on the whole has many examples of early highways that become outdated
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:11 AM
 
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Columbus has amazing infrastructure for a city its size. Many/most freeways are 3-4 lanes in both directions, unlike other cities, where the infrastructure was built through a larger preexisting urban environment and has less room for expansion (e.g. Pittsburgh).
I guess you only mean highway & street infrastructure, because Columbus has no passenger rail system and doesn't even have Amtrak! (if I remember correctly). While Pittsburgh has light rail, a small subway downtown, and BRT dedicated roadways, and of course Amtrak. But like kidphilly says, most of Pennsylvania's highways were built early (40s and 50s) and are waaay outdated causing a lot of traffic.
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:27 AM
 
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Columbus has amazing infrastructure for a city its size. Many/most freeways are 3-4 lanes in both directions, unlike other cities, where the infrastructure was built through a larger preexisting urban environment and has less room for expansion (e.g. Pittsburgh).
That makes sense. I don't mean this as a pejorative but that's fairly common among sunbelt cities. Of which Columbus definitely has some parallels to.
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