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Old 10-28-2009, 04:26 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Yeah, it's almost like they built the interstates to go between major metropolitan areas. Spooky.
Thanks but I know that! I mean some cities seem to be more strategically located than others. I am talking long term of course, take a look at the map.
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Old 10-28-2009, 07:31 PM
 
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What I find interesting is that Pittsburgh's traffic volume is so low for its size, It must mean that the lack of a beltway has lead to less urban sprawl, or it could mean simply the tunnels being bottlenecks.

What's funny though, is that the Pittsburgh metro is one of the least dense large metros in the country, so it technically should have some of the highest levels of interstate traffic.
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Old 10-28-2009, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk.
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Yeah, my metro looks pretty rough for it's size. Pretty dark colors.
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Old 10-28-2009, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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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.
Yup. 14 Million Passengers a year fly between Northern and Southern California every year.
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:05 PM
 
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I don't think this map tell us much at all. I mean, more people = more volume....duh! I think an average speed in relation to the speed limit (75%, 100%, etc.) would be more telling.
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk.
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I don't think this map tell us much at all. I mean, more people = more volume....duh! I think an average speed in relation to the speed limit (75%, 100%, etc.) would be more telling.
Anybody now their cities average speed during rush hour?

I know my metro is 25mph.
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:14 PM
 
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Anybody now their cities average speed during rush hour?

I know my metro is 25mph.
I live in DC and don't drive now, but when I lived in Northern VA I know I-66 went about 2 mph LOL!
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Old 10-30-2009, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre shows up clearly in Pennsylvania.
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Old 10-30-2009, 11:36 AM
 
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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre shows up clearly in Pennsylvania.
It would be interesting to show this map as traffic per lane mile. That will make S/W-B a nice dark red color for sure!
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