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View Poll Results: Most intimidating for a visitor to drive in?
Boston 64 34.97%
New York 102 55.74%
Philadelphia 14 7.65%
Baltimore 6 3.28%
DC 16 8.74%
Pittsburgh 8 4.37%
Detroit 5 2.73%
Cleveland 1 0.55%
Cincinnati 2 1.09%
Chicago 14 7.65%
Denver 0 0%
Seattle 8 4.37%
San Fransisco 26 14.21%
LA 30 16.39%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 183. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-20-2018, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Northeast states
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Clearly you haven't actually driven in NYC if you think that lol. Try getting through the tunnels and over the bridges. Try grids that don't align or follow the same patterns in the outer boroughs. Gridlock that can occur at any time of day. Delivery trucks blocking one way streets. Pedestrians darting out from everywhere they can. Cabbies who drive like...idk how to explain how they drive. Lower Manhattan with its narrow one ways and non-numbered streets.
Don’t forget bike lanes, MTA buses who think they rule the streets, drivers stop in middle of busy street trying to squeeze his car in tight parking spot, drivers who don’t use turn signals that cut you off constantly, drivers with one tire on sidewalk trying go in front of 18 wheeler truck.
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Old 04-20-2018, 09:10 AM
 
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Donít forget bike lanes, MTA buses who think they rule the streets, drivers stop in middle of busy street trying to squeeze his car in tight parking spot, drivers who donít use turn signals that cut you off constantly, drivers with one tire on sidewalk trying go in front of 18 wheeler truck.
How could I forget MTA buses that don't look before pulling out into the lanes? I did mention the gridlock, but I don't think people realize how intense it is in NYC/NNJ. Cars literally do not care if they're blocking the entire intersection. It doesn't seem well patrolled to me in the city, even though there are the "DON'T BLOCK THE BOX" signs all over. NNJ doesn't even bother doing a thing about it, so you just sit there through an entire green light without being able to move an inch. And this isn't a once in a while occurrence...this is a multiple time daily occurrence all over the entire NYC metro.
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Old 04-20-2018, 09:37 AM
 
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Clearly you haven't actually driven in NYC if you think that lol. Try getting through the tunnels and over the bridges. Try grids that don't align or follow the same patterns in the outer boroughs. Gridlock that can occur at any time of day. Delivery trucks blocking one way streets. Pedestrians darting out from everywhere they can. Cabbies who drive like...idk how to explain how they drive. Lower Manhattan with its narrow one ways and non-numbered streets.
They drive the way people drive in the countries they come from. Once I started traveling the world, New York cabbies started making more sense.
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Old 04-20-2018, 09:04 PM
 
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Strictly in terms of navigation (assuming one isnít using GPS) Seattle can be really confusing to get around if youíre not familiar with the city. The lack of a coherent grid, all the crazy geographical features, the meandering layout of the city, and streets that have virtually the same name in completely different parts of town all contribute.
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Old 04-21-2018, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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New York is crowded as hell, but its all a grid. Some Boston roads look like paved cow paths.
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Old 04-21-2018, 07:04 PM
 
Location: New York, N.Y.
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NYC is NOT all a grid. Manhattan below 14th street; about 50% of Queens; Western Bronx - all confusing as hell and totally haphazard like you would find in London or Boston.
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Old 04-22-2018, 10:09 AM
 
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For me, DC and the surrounding area. When I went there years ago it was my first exposure to traffic cameras. Suddenly I became really self-conscious about my driving. Add in crazy drivers, lots of distractions and turns that come and go faster than you expect and it gets a little intimidating.
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:02 PM
 
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Boston, NYC, Philly, DC, SF, and LA should all make the list. I'd throw in Atlanta too.
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Old 04-22-2018, 09:39 PM
 
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Boston, NYC, Philly, DC, SF, and LA should all make the list. I'd throw in Atlanta too.
South Florida
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Old 04-24-2018, 07:54 AM
 
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Miami Parking

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