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Old 04-11-2016, 10:11 PM
 
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I recently moved from the Glenside/Jenkintown area to the Conshohocken/Plymouth Meeting area (roughly speaking). The drive from Glenside/Jenkintown to Temple took about 30-40 minutes on average. Looking at Google Maps, it looks like there are two options for getting from Conshohocken/Plymouth Meeting to Temple, both of which take between 30-40 minutes: (1) I-76 to Lincoln Hwy, (2) straight down Ridge Pike to Henry Ave., then onto Allegheny Ave. Google says the Ridge Pike route is shorter by two minutes, but I'm curious to hear feedback from anyone living in or familiar with this section of the city. In almost every case, I will be leaving just after rush hour traffic has ended. I plan on using Waze, but does anyone have any recommendations to avoid traffic? I grew up in the northern part of the city, as well as the suburbs just north of Oaklane, so I don't know much about the NW. (Also, if anyone wants to throw in recommendations as far as things to do, I wouldn't be opposed!)

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Old 04-11-2016, 11:15 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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If you don't live near the Expressway entrance, it might be faster just to down Ridge Pike rather than have to drive through Conshy to get to it, or take 476 to get to it. But then you've got lights on Ridge and Henry. Once I got down into that area of Philly I wouldn't be taking any side streets or shortcuts.
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:32 AM
 
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Once I got down into that area of Philly I wouldn't be taking any side streets or shortcuts.
Thanks Avalon! Follow up question... do you think it's worth it to take Henry Ave. to Route 1, and then down Broad? If traffic is decent, it looks like it only adds a minute. In other words, considering the reputation of Allegheny West, you think it is worth to avoid that section altogether?
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Old 04-12-2016, 04:14 AM
 
Location: Capitol Hill - Washington, DC
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Avoid 76 at all costs
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Old 04-12-2016, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I'd do the Ridge/Henry route as well. It should take you about 45 minutes during normal rush hour traffic.
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Old 04-12-2016, 01:03 PM
 
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Not to stray off-topic, but why not just take the train? The Manayunk / Norrisotwn line stops at Temple.
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Old 04-13-2016, 11:23 AM
 
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Maybe they don't have a CCP.
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