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View Poll Results: How is Houston traffic compared to your old city?
worse 10 50.00%
about the same 4 20.00%
better 6 30.00%
Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-24-2010, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Better than my old city (San Francisco Bay Area)
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:02 PM
 
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The one complaint I have is that on many Houston roads, lane markers are so worn down they're practically invisible at night, and they're not supplemented by reflectors. Ditto with kerbs. And what's with the lack of barriers to prevent cars from running into ditches, on some residential roads without roadside lane markers? Considering that Houston does not have annual deposits of snowfall, followed by melt and freeze cycles, the roads are pretty bad.
Our fair city doesn't have the money for even basic street repairs, much less repainting lane markers or installing reflectors. For years, potholes have been patched with the poorest quality material available so they're back again within a few days or weeks. Paint used on lane markers lasts about as long as a snowball in Hades. Heck, why should the mayor be concerned about this -- she doesn't drive herself through our neighborhoods and our council members know better than to mention such insignificant problems to her!
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:45 PM
 
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Visit any Asian country & forget calling Houston's traffic worse :P
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Old 12-25-2010, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Texarkana
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This is where we moved from- our house is just in the dip- and where we are now, so Houston traffic was a smidgeon busier.
Ok, lol.
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Old 12-25-2010, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Texarkana
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Compared to the NYC metro area (including Westchester, Long Island and northern NJ), Houston traffic is a breeze. Even when it's congested, it's relatively fast-moving. Weekend suburban NYC traffic is far worse (!) than Houston rush hour traffic. Rush hour traffic in the NYC suburbs can mean an average speed of 10 miles per hour. (Of course, NYC suburbs are more densely populated (!) than Houston - Weehawken, population 12,000, has 4x Houston's population per square mile).

The one complaint I have is that on many Houston roads, lane markers are so worn down they're practically invisible at night, and they're not supplemented by reflectors. Ditto with kerbs. And what's with the lack of barriers to prevent cars from running into ditches, on some residential roads without roadside lane markers? Considering that Houston does not have annual deposits of snowfall, followed by melt and freeze cycles, the roads are pretty bad.
Where I live, there is construction on Imperial Vally Dr., and lane markers are hard to see esp at night. It's very easy to run off the road.
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