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Old 10-27-2009, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Cool map. Do you know if there is a more recent one?
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Old 10-27-2009, 06:38 PM
 
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Very suprised to see the traffic levels between San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas, as well as the San Diego/LA route....

Why would people make those commutes so often?
It's not that there are very many people commuting all the way from SD to LA or vice versa. It's that there are people commuting from SD to Oceanside, some others from Oceanside to Laguna Niguel, some from LG to Irvine, and ones overlapping those and ones shorter, and so on. All those passenger miles add up and create the overall statistic.
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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I-95 between Manhattan and New Haven, CT is a *nightmare*. I've even heard Californians complain!
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:15 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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This map gives an idea why I think the Washington DC area is one of the few areas that has worse traffic than the L.I.E. on Long Island!

A couple of points.

Southern New England: Connecticut and Massachusetts seem to have more than its fair share of traffic (at least according to this map) considering their population. Especially suprising since they have good rail transportation. Compare Boston to Philadelphia for instance.

California: Considering the population there does not seem to be too much traffic between San Francisco and Los Angeles. This can a good thing for California --- hopefully large parts of Central California will never be developed.

Pacific Northwest: In contrast to California, note how Portland, Seattle and even Vancouver are growing toward one another.

Florida: Been a while since I been down there but I just wanted to say I think that pink line going across southern Florida might be Alligator Alley!
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:17 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Also alot of cities seem to be strategically located on the Interstate network. Cities like Dallas-Fort Worth, Columbus, Atlanta, Indianopolis, Minneapolis, Washington DC, etc.
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:29 PM
 
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You can take out your eraser and remove the line that is I-40 between TN and NC. Because of the rock slide the traffic is down to 0 for the next several weeks.
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:39 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Funny how I-95 is dark red from Richmond Va all the way to Boston!
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:53 AM
 
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Interesting to see that Harrisburg has a red knot typical of a city 10x its size. And mostly on 2-lanes each way not like some others.
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Greater PDX
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Also alot of cities seem to be strategically located on the Interstate network. Cities like Dallas-Fort Worth, Columbus, Atlanta, Indianopolis, Minneapolis, Washington DC, etc.
Yeah, it's almost like they built the interstates to go between major metropolitan areas. Spooky.
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Old 10-28-2009, 03:08 PM
 
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This map gives an idea why I think the Washington DC area is one of the few areas that has worse traffic than the L.I.E. on Long Island!

A couple of points.

Southern New England: Connecticut and Massachusetts seem to have more than its fair share of traffic (at least according to this map) considering their population. Especially suprising since they have good rail transportation. Compare Boston to Philadelphia for instance.

California: Considering the population there does not seem to be too much traffic between San Francisco and Los Angeles. This can a good thing for California --- hopefully large parts of Central California will never be developed.

Pacific Northwest: In contrast to California, note how Portland, Seattle and even Vancouver are growing toward one another.

Florida: Been a while since I been down there but I just wanted to say I think that pink line going across southern Florida might be Alligator Alley!
Many people fly between LA and SF. Gas out here costs well north of $3 / gallon of 87 octane. So relatively, flying is not that expensive.
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