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Old 01-12-2017, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Seattle has some of the worst congestion in the country because of all the bottlenecking. Basically all traffic has to squeeze through a handful of choke points to move across the city due to geographic barriers.
True, but not "surprisingly" as the thread title mentions. Seattle's traffic is well-known as being terrible, and has been for awhile. So when I visit my hometown, I am rarely surprised by the traffic!
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Washington DC is really bad with traffic.
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Old 01-12-2017, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Portland...
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Old 01-13-2017, 07:45 AM
 
Location: DMV Area
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Washington DC is really bad with traffic.
The DC area is very well-known, downright notorious for its traffic congestion.
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Old 01-14-2017, 09:40 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Nashville, Tennessee... Traffic is the worst
I've been in Nashville several times during afternoon rush hour, and the only areas of bad traffic I've seen are on I-24 from Nissan Stadium (NFL Tennessee Titans) to I-440 via the I-40 multiplex, and also the I-40/I-65 multiplex. Otherwise, traffic has been fine from my experience.

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I've heard Atlanta is horrible, but no personal experience there.
The problem with Atlanta is that rush hour lasts a long time. Sometimes the highways near major interchanges don't get moving at a normal pace until after 8PM. Also, many of the traffic signals on the major arterial roads are poorly synchronized.

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Old 01-14-2017, 09:51 AM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Lexington KY. It often takes 20 miles to drive a couple miles around downtown / UK during rush hour.
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Old 01-14-2017, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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Lexington KY. It often takes 20 miles to drive a couple miles around downtown / UK during rush hour.
Any particular reason why?
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Old 01-16-2017, 08:56 AM
 
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Harrisburg and Carlisle, PA. Interstate highways 83 and 283 neck down to a single lane with daily delays 2-7 pm, and significant holiday weekend delays as folks escape Washington/Baltimore to the north. 81 has so much interstate overhead traffic that merges from 3 to 2 lanes cause daily delays. US 22/322 west from 81 to US 11/15 is literally the only drivable road for 25 miles in one direction, for daily and significant weekend delays especially for Federal holidays and Penn State home football games. US 322 from Harrisburg to Hershey has traffic signals and a neck-down to one lane going towards Hersheypark for event and summer weekend delays magnifying evening rush. A while back someone posted "congestion roses" on interstate highways, and Harrisburg's extended as far out from the center as Atlanta's.
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Old 01-16-2017, 09:06 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Colorado Springs. 700,000 metro and one freeway. No bypass. No loop. No west-east, crosstown highway. The traffic shouldn't be this bad for a city this size. Add to that a minimal public transit system and no wonder?
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Old 01-16-2017, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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I was surprised by Austin TX traffic.
Yes. Every bit as bad as the big cities.


LA's, was not as bad as I thought. I moved. Austin, while smaller, seemed more gridlocked.
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