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Old 06-17-2008, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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Yet another study has ranked Seattle in the top ten cities for worst congestion.

Seattle traffic rated 9th worst for congestion
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:06 PM
 
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Well what do you expect when you have a bunch of do-nothing government employees who bicker for decades about light rail and viaducts and don't actually DO anything to ADD LANES TO THE FREEWAYS!!!!
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:17 PM
 
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Well what do you expect when you have a bunch of do-nothing government employees who bicker for decades about light rail and viaducts and don't actually DO anything to ADD LANES TO THE FREEWAYS!!!!
You don't understand, the power-hungry politicians are not interested in making your commute easier. They want your commute to be hell. Then you'll vote for their useless light rail initiatives and their union backers will get more jobs.
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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Well what do you expect when you have a bunch of do-nothing government employees who bicker for decades about light rail and viaducts and don't actually DO anything to ADD LANES TO THE FREEWAYS!!!!
I should probably make it clear that I am not complaining about traffic here...
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Old 06-17-2008, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Kirkland WA
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I think it's great. I'm going from the #1 spot to the #9 spot for traffic. Sounds great to me.
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Old 06-17-2008, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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But... think of all that ambiance you can soak in while you wait.....

http://www.nimret.org/st/images/traffic.jpg (broken link)

Last edited by scirocco22; 06-17-2008 at 10:08 PM.. Reason: copyright issues?
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Old 06-17-2008, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Austin 'burbs
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I should probably make it clear that I am not complaining about traffic here...
So you think being on this particular top 10 list is a positive for the area??
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Old 06-17-2008, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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So you think being on this particular top 10 list is a positive for the area??
No, I don't think it is positive, I'm just not complaining...simple as that. Complaining about it isn't going to change anything...
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:30 AM
 
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I'm moving to Seattle in August. I've looked at the traffic cameras two or three times a week for almost 6 months and have not seen ANYTHING that compares to D.C. traffic. And yes, I've been accommodating for the time difference, so between 9 and 12 I'm looking at the cameras in Seattle. So I'm not sure if the cameras are just deceptive or if the traffic really isn't as bad as everyone says.

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This is below average in terms of congestion. And that's not even IN D.C. That's just trying to GET to D.C. When school is out my commute is about 10 minutes shorter (I drive a whole 15 miles to work). But when school comes back, I have to leave at 530 in the morning to get to work by 7 (though I don't start until 830). If I leave any later than 6 when school is in, I won't get to work on time. For those of you that work 15 miles away from a job in Seattle, how long is your commute when school is out and when it's in? Just need a comparison. The other thing that amazes me around here, is that if it's bright and sunny traffic is worse, but if it's pouring rain, it's not that bad. Maybe because people leave earlier to beat out the traffic caused by the rain, I'm not sure. Don't ever drive around here if it snows though. I'm originally from Detroit. People in Detroit know how to handle snow, here people still drive 70 after three inches have fallen frozen overnight and wonder why they flip their car over.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Seattle's is the worst I've experienced. But people have alternatives they refuse to use. SO, if all people want to do is complain, who is to deny them that pleasure. Last time I visited there, I did all my driving late at night and in the middle of the day. I wanted to ride the train in from Everett, but the park and ride lots were full. I didn't investigate the parking ramps up I-5. I guess before I'd depend on that, I'd make sure the service didn't limit me to rush hours.
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