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Old 09-17-2013, 04:46 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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It was clearly designed by people who have never driven before, and who have chauffeurs.

Which is why I don't drive on the highways unless there's basically no other way to get somewhere.
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:51 PM
 
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The highway system here is the worst I have ever driven on. I swear some of it was designed by chimps.
That's insulting to chimps! Don't get me started on the parallel side roads that require drivers to yield, turn your head 120 degrees to look for cars merging onto the road you're driving on. It's idiotic and most of the time those that are supposed to yield (according to the road rules) don't do it.
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:55 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The highway system here is the worst I have ever driven on. I swear some of it was designed by chimps.
I was always told it was laid out by a drunk riding on a near sided mule. No offense to the mule.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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-Hopefully they expand 1604 and make it a true freeway. But gone are the days of 1604 being out in the country.
Hopefully the city starts investing in mass transit and commuter rail
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:39 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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That's insulting to chimps! Don't get me started on the parallel side roads that require drivers to yield, turn your head 120 degrees to look for cars merging onto the road you're driving on. It's idiotic and most of the time those that are supposed to yield (according to the road rules) don't do it.
My biggest issue is the combined on ramp/off ramp. To me they seem backwards. If you are on the highway you have exiting traffic crossing in front of where you are entering. It seems like it should be flipped. Traffic should exit and then 500/1000 feet up there should be an on ramp. (151 has a few spots that are "correct")
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:40 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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there is a new overpass or something coming for that area of 1604.
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:31 PM
 
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My biggest issue is the combined on ramp/off ramp. To me they seem backwards. If you are on the highway you have exiting traffic crossing in front of where you are entering. It seems like it should be flipped. Traffic should exit and then 500/1000 feet up there should be an on ramp. (151 has a few spots that are "correct")
That's the way they do it most everywhere else in the country. It does seem reversed, or flipped as you say.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:39 PM
 
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The highway system here is the worst I have ever driven on. I swear some of it was designed by chimps.
Agreed! I was really shocked when I moved here. When I had visited, (I guess it was the time too, during the day, not peak hours), everything was great but once I got here I've been gridlocked in traffic almost daily since. 1604 is crazy and then it's bumper to bumper in Stone Oak, which is a whole different problem. I feel bad for complaining about traffic in California for so many years.. at least the drivers weren't trying to kill me with their monster trucks Definitely seen some crazy, crazy driving here!
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Old 09-18-2013, 02:20 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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exactly. not sure why they make you get off 151 and go to a light to get on 410. need an overpass here, but i'm no engineer. same goes for 410 getting on 151. sure, let's exit and drive through a shopping center in order to get back on the highway. :/

FYI 5 Years ago the lights at the intersection of 151 and 410 handled the traffic just fine.

It seems like people in san Antonio forget how fast this side of town has grown.
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:06 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Agreed! I was really shocked when I moved here. When I had visited, (I guess it was the time too, during the day, not peak hours), everything was great but once I got here I've been gridlocked in traffic almost daily since. 1604 is crazy and then it's bumper to bumper in Stone Oak, which is a whole different problem. I feel bad for complaining about traffic in California for so many years.. at least the drivers weren't trying to kill me with their monster trucks Definitely seen some crazy, crazy driving here!
Stone Oak, 1604, Culebra/410, and I10 near university are spots that I hate driving on in peak hours. Especially stone oak. If I have to drive north up 281 past 1604 I just kill myself instead.
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