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Old 08-15-2012, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Inrix that processes global data on traffic says the worst idling in the USA is in Honolulu. LA,of course, falls right behind. Contrary to my experience in Washington state, Seattle ranks only 7th. Seventh may be too high for some people. And I'm guessing some of the higher-ranked cities might not even attract people who choose Seattle, but I guess 7th is not too bad. Still galls me to think how much of that "high priced gas" you read about in the papers is getting people nowhere when they are in gridlock. Would be kind of nice if a few people (or more) would figure out how NOT to be in the gridlock. Would it be so impossible to have a work day from noon to 8pm?

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Old 08-15-2012, 07:34 PM
 
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As I was driving south on I-5 last Sunday the north bound lanes from HWY 512 in Lakewood to Olympia were stop and go the whole way, and this was at about 7:30 in the evening....on a Sunday! That is almost 20 miles of bumper to bumper. Does that happen in a lot of cities on a Sunday evening?
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:24 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Sunday evening is the worst traffic in the area, try I5 down around Olympia to Tacoma. It's the people going north or south for the weekend, and mostly just during the summer.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Returning home from trips somewhere? I mean on the Monday evening of a 3 day weekend, there has to be a lot of traffic somewhere.
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:40 AM
 
Location: WA
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I would think Atlanta would be ranked higher than Seattle and it is not on the list.
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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It a list of idling times. I can think of a couple of things that would prevent density from translating into idling time. It surprised me to see Honolulu where it was.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:36 AM
 
Location: anywhere but Seattle
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Seattle needs to syncronize its stop lights and add traffic sensors every major intersection.
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:58 PM
 
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Maybe if we just try harder we can get to # 1 on the worst traffic in the nation list.
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Maybe if we just try harder we can get to # 1 on the worst traffic in the nation list.
That's the can-do spirit that makes us a great nation.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:00 AM
 
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Maybe if we just try harder we can get to # 1 on the worst traffic in the nation list.
There is a long (long) way to go to get to even a fraction of the disaster that is Los Angeles. Thank goodness.
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