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Old 11-07-2018, 06:07 AM
 
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What major city enjoys the best road system, least congestion, least amount of road rage, and ample parking within the city?



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Old 11-07-2018, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon (in Transition)
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The two that really stand out in my opinion are Phoenix and Minneapolis. I enjoy driving in both and feel that their respective infrastructure and roads are really good.
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Old 11-07-2018, 06:36 AM
 
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The two that really stand out in my opinion are Phoenix and Minneapolis. I enjoy driving in both and feel that their respective infrastructure and roads are really good.
Driving in phoenix was a dream compared to boston / nyc
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:42 AM
 
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I second the Phoenix Metroplex, not sure if there's less road rage there, but the freeways are amazing. It does help that it's "relatively" flat in the Valley with a grid system, there's no ice, so no salt needed, and the citizens of Maricopa County decided to tax themselves to build such an amazing system!
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Old 11-07-2018, 01:48 PM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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Since the mid 70's, when I started going to San Antonio, one of the 1st things I noticed about San Antonio is how much better the traffic moves than in Austin, DFW, and Houston.

It seems like traffic has always moved pretty good in, around, and thru San Antonio, even during rush hour. San Antonio seems to have done a good job at keeping up it's roads with it's population growth, so San Antonio never really had the traffic congestion and traffic back ups that has plagued Austin, Houston and Dallas/Ft. Worth for decades.
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Old 11-12-2018, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Top ten metro wise, Dallas, Texas is the best. Almost incomparable freeway traffic flow to LA, NYC, ATL, DC. Its not all smooth sailing and there is freeway traffic and traffic jams but not as bad as the other largest metros in the US. Possibly the population growth can eventually catch up and get to LA/SOCAL levels but so far(years-decades) DFW Metro has done the best job in traffic infrastructure imo. Not sure about parking though.
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Old 11-12-2018, 07:50 PM
 
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Detroit at 12th largest CSA I think does pretty well for itself traffic wise compared to a
Number of significantly smaller places.
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles-Houston-DFW
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Since the mid 70's, when I started going to San Antonio, one of the 1st things I noticed about San Antonio is how much better the traffic moves than in Austin, DFW, and Houston.

It seems like traffic has always moved pretty good in, around, and thru San Antonio, even during rush hour. San Antonio seems to have done a good job at keeping up it's roads with it's population growth, so San Antonio never really had the traffic congestion and traffic back ups that has plagued Austin, Houston and Dallas/Ft. Worth for decades.
I think the more service-oriented economy of SA is what kept it that way. Phoenix, San Diego, and Orlando are similar cities whose rush hour traffic has functioned this way. San Antonio's freeway system isn't much better than the other three Texas metros. It's pretty even actually outside of Austin. Last time I was in SA was January 2016 and it was during morning rush hour. It was pretty bad and worse than I ever remembered for SA. This was from the east side of the metro up to Boerne.
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Old 11-13-2018, 04:14 AM
 
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Detroit, no contest.

It was recently deemed to have the least amount of traffic congestion in the country amongst MSAs with 3+ million people.
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:46 AM
 
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I found Kansas City incredibly easy to drive in compared to Denver, where I live.
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