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Old 04-03-2014, 07:00 PM
 
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Wow, that's interesting! You'd think it was New Orleans since it's the bigger city. I wonder why Baton Rouge has more traffic? Could it be because they not only have the usual resident/commuting traffic but maybe more traffic passing through the region goes through Baton Rouge and may not have to go through New Orleans and instead opt to take I-12 north of the city? I'm just guessing.
NOLA has street grid over the entire south shore which gives drivers multiple options to take. BR has very few main roads and hardly any connecting streets.
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:20 PM
 
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NOLA has street grid over the entire south shore which gives drivers multiple options to take. BR has very few main roads and hardly any connecting streets.
Wrong.
The growing part of the parish is suburban. North BR is on a grid and most streets connect.
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:46 AM
 
Location: Texarkana, Tx
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Some very informative posts.
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:28 AM
 
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Baton Rouge and New Orleans aren't that close. Similar in distance to Philly and NYC, but much smaller cities. There's a lot of empty swamp between them.
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Old 04-12-2014, 12:26 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Nm.

Last edited by Neworleansisprettygood; 04-12-2014 at 01:46 PM..
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Baton Rouge and New Orleans aren't that close. Similar in distance to Philly and NYC, but much smaller cities. There's a lot of empty swamp between them.
Have you been through the river towns?
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Homewood, IL
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It doesn't have to do with size, it is basically because Baton Rouge is at the confluence of two major interstates and carries all of the traffic for drivers headed to Houston, San Antonio and all other major cities along I-10. If you look at a map, you can see that I-55, which works as a corridor for traffic from the midwest, Ohio Valley and Mississippi Valley, ends east of Baton Rouge. All traffic headed from those areas north of Louisiana trying to get west have to travel through Baton Rouge. People could take I-20 to US 59 in Texas but it is not access controlled all the way to Houston. It travels through small towns and unless you are taking a scenic route you try to avoid that. Honestly, until either a by-pass of Baton Rouge is built or I-69 is completed, Baton Rouge traffic will be bad. Suburbs to the east of Baton Rouge have little effect on the traffic in the metro area.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:10 PM
 
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The Northshore gets New Orleans TV and radio, that to me says that it's part of the metro. Baton Rouge has been talking about a loop for decades. Wasn't Airline supposed to be I-410 way back in the 70's but got voted down or lost funding or something? There was also talk of building a bypass of I-10 from south Baton Rouge across the river to WBR parish. Would that help? I think it needs a loop around the north end of town away from the growth to connect I-12 in Livingston Parish with WBR Parish.

One day the two big cities will grow together. Louisiana has never been a fast growth state. It has spread out, but not grown in population as quickly as other southern states. And I think that's a good thing. I like going back to Baton Rouge and seeing the stuff I knew in the 80's. It may be abandoned now, but it's still there.
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:24 PM
 
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The Northshore gets New Orleans TV and radio, that to me says that it's part of the metro. Baton Rouge has been talking about a loop for decades. Wasn't Airline supposed to be I-410 way back in the 70's but got voted down or lost funding or something? There was also talk of building a bypass of I-10 from south Baton Rouge across the river to WBR parish. Would that help? I think it needs a loop around the north end of town away from the growth to connect I-12 in Livingston Parish with WBR Parish.
That only means it's in the same media market, much different from MSA's.
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:50 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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That only means it's in the same media market, much different from MSA's.
You're being intentionally deceptive, but that's nothing new.

St. Tammany is part of the metro; Tangipahoa and Washington are part of the CSA.
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