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Old 09-13-2012, 08:55 AM
 
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It took me 45 minutes to get from Florida Ave and Fletcher to past the Bruce b downs intersection, mind you that is only a 2.75 mile stretch....

Why do people think traffic isnt bad here? Who are these people and where do they come from?????
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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There are a lot of areas in Tampa and Clearwater that have logjams. Glad I don't have to take that route on a day-to-day basis.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:24 PM
 
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"Why do people think traffic isnt bad here?"

Because for some people, it's worse where they're from, like Miami or Atlanta.

"Who are these people and where do they come from?????

People who come from places where the traffic is worse than here.

However, as Buc Fan said, there are areas that do have logjams. So, in the interest of public service, let's note the logjam areas of Tampa Bay.

You've already noted Bruce B. Downs and the streets approaching it.

How about Bearss/Erlich and Dale Mabry from the time school lets out through rush hour?

1-4 and 275 interchange? Haven't driven it in a while, so it may have improved, but it used to be horrible at peak commute.

What logjams come to mind for others on this board? Over in Pinellas I seem to recall that Drew at 19 could get pretty backed up
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Nothing compared to larger cities that I've been to around the United States.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:47 PM
 
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Most of the time the logjams I've seen come about as a result of an accident, or construction, or some unusual occurrence like a sinkhole or water main break that interrupts the normal traffic flow.

I think Bruce B. Downs has been problematic for a while, though.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:15 PM
 
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It took me 45 minutes to get from Florida Ave and Fletcher to past the Bruce b downs intersection, mind you that is only a 2.75 mile stretch....

Why do people think traffic isnt bad here? Who are these people and where do they come from?????
Beats me. It's been bad here since the 60's.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:32 PM
 
Location: South Tampa, Maui, Paris
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If you think the traffic here is bad, you need to either A, move to a place where you will have a reverse commute, or B,

You need to move to a small town in Nebraska.

The traffic here is minimal for a metro area this size. The bad thing is that eventually it will get truly bad, as more and more ppl discover our wonderful city.

Most of the ppl who move here come from places, FYI, where 4hour commutes are the norm, and just going to the grocery store could take an hour due to traffic.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:07 PM
 
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Nothing compared to larger cities that I've been to around the United States.
I agree.
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:38 AM
 
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It used to take me 30 minutes for one mile in a Pittsburgh suburb! ONE MILE! Traffic in Tampa, even with the occasional jam, is NOTHING compared to up north!
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:58 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Try driving a few miles getting into Honolulu, Hawaii. Miserable.
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