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Old 02-27-2014, 04:57 PM
 
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I don't go out much in high traffic times, and I don't have a regular commute, so it's hard for me to have a fully backed-up opinion.

That being said, it seems like everywhere I go nowadays, traffic is much heavier than it was just a year or two ago. Drives that I easily made in 15 minutes, can now often times take 20-25 minutes. I've driven at rush hour on I-75 North before and it's been heavy, but it just took my wife nearly 45 minutes to make it from Moore's Mill to the perimeter. I drive on Moore's Mill multiple times per week, and lately, it's backed up all the way from the interstate to past Peachtree Creek, which I have never seen. I've even been caught on Marietta Blvd. in a backup from Bolton Rd. to past Chatahoochee, which I have also never seen.

So, is it really getting heavier, or is it me?
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Old 02-27-2014, 05:58 PM
 
Location: East side - Metro ATL
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I have noticed it too! Maybe the economy here is doing better or we just have a huge influx of people moving here.
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:13 PM
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Traffic was worse in 2008. Then people lost their jobs and it got better. Last year it has gotten noticeably worse as fewer are unemployed.
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:36 PM
 
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A little but wait until that Braves traffic begins soon.
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:02 PM
 
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Since the new year traffic on 78 seems a little lighter to me.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:14 PM
 
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Not only has traffic picked up since Atlanta continues to grow despite not having as many jobs before the great correction, but the super speeders have returned to the interstates going 80, 90 or 100 and thinking nothing of it (until caught). Although at least the packs of sports bikes going 150 mph haven't reappeared yet!
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Although at least the packs of sports bikes going 150 mph haven't reappeared yet!
I saw them on 285 a few months ago :/
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:21 AM
 
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Yep, and it's very annoying; especially when there's an accident because everyone slows down to look at it (as if they know what the heck to do). Or when people don't realize that the far left lane is for those that want to go over 80 mph.

The only way to improve it, in my opinion, would be through public transportation.
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:45 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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It's been unbearable lately. Briarcliff and North Druid Hills Rd have been particularly bad.
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Duluth, GA
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I noticed a sharp increase in traffic on the evening commute along McGinnis Ferry the first week after we set clocks back from Daylight Savings last fall. Once the 5pm commute was no longer in daylight, its been slow and go from McFarland @ Shiloh Rd all the way to Buford Hwy.
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