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Old 10-20-2013, 10:14 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Corporate presence in Center City certainly has to have a significant effect.
I figured out that the 4 billion figure (more specifically 3.8 billion) for Philly is the operating budget. New Orleans' operating budget is 837 million which makes more sense population wise. The 504 million is New Orleans' general fund budget. But I still think costs of living and wages has an effect as well.

http://philadelphiacitycouncil.net/u...fy2014-budget/
http://thelensnola.org/2013/10/11/ci...money-in-2014/
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:39 AM
 
Location: where people are either too stupid to leave or too stuck to move
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The OP's status "I break everything I touch", makes me wonder if it flows over to his or her driving .
It doesn't. Usually end up never driving there because the roads. When walking is possible I do travel there but not often
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:47 PM
 
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I find driving in NOLA and surrounding areas to be difficult due to the traffic. It's everywhere. It's what happens when a large population lives on a relatively small area. Just traveling a few miles can take a long time due to the traffic.
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I find driving in NOLA and surrounding areas to be difficult due to the traffic. It's everywhere. It's what happens when a large population lives on a relatively small area. Just traveling a few miles can take a long time due to the traffic.
Come and drive in BR then.
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Michoud Area/ New Orleans
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B.R.'s traffic is bad...but new orleans's is worse....colcat is right...going every direction east to slidell north to mandeville south to the westbank and west toward laplace is rough most days
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Denver
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B.R.'s traffic is bad...but new orleans's is worse....colcat is right...going every direction east to slidell north to mandeville south to the westbank and west toward laplace is rough most days
America's 75 Worst Commutes - The Daily Beast

Baton Rouge is #13, while New Orleans is #27.

I think it's fairly common knowledge that Baton Rouge traffic is worse than New Orleans. At least you can' easily maneuver around the southshore, can't do that in Baton Rouge nearly as easy, soon that area will probably be incorporated as St. George, and Baton Rouge traffic will be much better but the areas traffic will only get worse.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Michoud Area/ New Orleans
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On that list it also says that the hours in traffic in the week for B.R. are 19 ...New Orleans 38...overall traffic in N.O. is worse from what I'm reading
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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I find driving in NOLA and surrounding areas to be difficult due to the traffic. It's everywhere. It's what happens when a large population lives on a relatively small area. Just traveling a few miles can take a long time due to the traffic.
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B.R.'s traffic is bad...but new orleans's is worse....colcat is right...going every direction east to slidell north to mandeville south to the westbank and west toward laplace is rough most days
Getting around within the city (east bank) is easy even during rush hours. The street grid is dense and well connected so there are dozens of different routes one can take to get anywhere.

It's only those commuting in from the far flung reaches of the NO East, Algiers and the suburbs beyond who encounter rough traffic. There's only so many routes into and out of the city.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Denver
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On that list it also says that the hours in traffic in the week for B.R. are 19 ...New Orleans 38...overall traffic in N.O. is worse from what I'm reading
Baton Rouge traffic is bad on Sundays at 5am, it's because of the way our road network is built.
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Getting around within the city (east bank) is easy even during rush hours. The street grid is dense and well connected so there are dozens of different routes one can take to get anywhere.

It's only those commuting in from the far flung reaches of the NO East, Algiers and the suburbs beyond who encounter rough traffic. There's only so many routes into and out of the city.
This.

Traffic here is bad everywhere, in the city proper it's much easier to get around, yet suburban Baton Rouge, where most live, is absolutely terrible. We lack any connectivity here.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Sandy Springs (ATL)
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Getting around within the city (east bank) is easy even during rush hours. The street grid is dense and well connected so there are dozens of different routes one can take to get anywhere.

It's only those commuting in from the far flung reaches of the NO East, Algiers and the suburbs beyond who encounter rough traffic. There's only so many routes into and out of the city.
Yep. I'm still trying to figure out which is worst during after-school traffic coming from the Westbank, the connector or the Huey P Long...
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