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Old 06-18-2014, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by bencronin04 View Post
Ok, then that must be the difference. I guess I've had the wrong definition of rush hour. When I think of rush hour I'm thinking of having to come to a complete stop multiple times on my commute.
Yes, obviously the rest of us are all wrong!
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:45 PM
Location: Dallas, TX
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Originally Posted by TurtleCreek80 View Post
Yes, obviously the rest of us are all wrong!
I think that means Mockingbird is considered rush hour from 6am-8pm.
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:29 PM
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Your definition of rush our is when cars are bumper to bumper and moving like 5-10 mph.
That's something like what most people consider rush hour. 50mph on the highway is still faster than any surface street, and the 'highest volume' time of day is circular logic, and completely meaningless without context, with the context in this case being lane miles supply vs number of cars demanding access to those lane miles.

I10 east of El Paso would have a rush hour in that there is some time of day when there are more cars on the road than other times. Does anyone care?

Read the rest of the Wikipedia posted if we are going to be using that as a source. It talks about transport demand management, congestion pricing, disallowing certain types of traffic, and additional metro and bus lines. The single line posted is not the full story.
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:48 PM
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I took some traffic map screenshots at different times between 4-5 today.

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Old 06-19-2014, 06:14 AM
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Originally Posted by bigdaddycool1111 View Post
It's 3:30 and the traffic is already building up:

And this is with NO school traffic. If schools were open, things would have been a lot worse. Summer traffic is a lot lighter than the traffic at other times, yet the rush hour traffic starts building up at around 3:30.
This cracked me up.
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