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Old 11-22-2013, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Tysons Corner
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No need to get snippy. In DC "rush hour" is plural.....
We really should come up with a new term in this area to describe the rush.

I suggest the Diurnal Congestion Period
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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On a sunny day, the sun is an issue in the morning and the afternoon. It just depends what time you are actually commuting to see if it is an issue for you. It is certainly an issue for someone......
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The OP mentioned rush hour. The sun is no longer much of an issue during rush hour
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Depends on what you define as rush hour.
I agree with TE.

By my definition:

Morning: 6:00am - 9:00ish
Afternoon: 3:00pm - 6:30ish

The sun glare definitely factors into my afternoon commute.

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I suggest the Diurnal Congestion Period
Yes! Because we're usually not able to "rush" anywhere during those hours.
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:56 PM
 
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No need to get snippy. In DC "rush hour" is plural.....
Daylight savings has greatly improved "rush hour", in regards to the sun slowing down traffic. Is that statement acceptable to you?
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Old 11-22-2013, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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I'd say 6:30 to 9:30 am and 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm, with 30 extra minutes on some days. Oh, and, yes, the sun can be a problem during those times.
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Old 11-22-2013, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Tysons Corner
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So we are all in agreement? Diurnal Congestion Period it is!

(begins drafting letter to VDOT...
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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So we are all in agreement? Diurnal Congestion Period it is!

(begins drafting letter to VDOT...
Ummm...on second thought. Diurnal sounds too much like urinal.
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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Ummm...on second thought. Diurnal sounds too much like urinal.
Appropriate homophone.
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:16 PM
 
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Daylight savings has greatly improved "rush hour", in regards to the sun slowing down traffic. Is that statement acceptable to you?
The sun slows traffic down probably more in daylight savings time. Just because you don't see the sun when you come home doesn't mean the sun isn't affecting your commute. All the people on the road at 3 pm and 4 pm are affected by the sun. When you get on the road at 5 pm, all that traffic isn't whisked away. A small slowdown early on turns into a big slowdown later.
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I think everyone took off at least a 1/2 day today - traffic was terrible while I was trying to run my errands, hair appt., etc.
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Tysons Corner
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Ummm...on second thought. Diurnal sounds too much like urinal.
why you harshing my innovation?

Diurnal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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