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Worst traffic, by city.

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#21 OFFLINE   jeff_h

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 03:10 PM

Once again, I'd like to thank the drivers of the DC area for allowing us to win the Worst Traffic By City award. Sitting in miserable traffic has officially been validated.

 

Yeah makes me feel all warm and fuzzy too. :dance:


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#22 OFFLINE   machoman1337

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 06:16 PM

Interesting situation here in the metro Vancouver area.

 

Unlike most North American cities, we have no freeways cutting through the city proper. If you drive from the US border intending to reach Whistler in the north you may be shocked when Hwy 99 terminates and you have to go through 20+ min of regular roads with lights to get back on a highway.

 

At peak hour this actually can be a good thing because the lights mean traffic actually moves at all. On a freeway you can be 100% still for a long, long time.

 

Off-peak though, this is very aggravating as all those lights means it takes longer than you might expect to go a short distance.

 

I commute 19 km a day to work and it can take me 45 minutes to an hour at peak times but on a good day it's still at least 30 minutes, all thanks to the lack of freeways.

 

This is why a TomTom study surprisingly ranked Vancouver as having the worst traffic in North America... while its actual rush hour is not as bad as in other cities, its off-peak hours are frustratingly slow. If I had a freeway to drive on I'd easily finish my commute in 15 min or less at off-peak hours.


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Posted 17 November 2015 - 09:14 AM

Interesting situation here in the metro Vancouver area.

 

Unlike most North American cities, we have no freeways cutting through the city proper.

Winnipeg (where my wife is from) also has no freeways. During rush hour it can take over an hour to go 16 km (~10 miles). My wife's commute was 16 km before she moved to the US & it would take her over an hour each way. When I'd travel to Winnipeg to visit, I would always try to avoid arriving during rush hour. She lived in the northwest part of the city & it would take me over 90 minutes to get from where the traffic started in the southern part of the city to where she lived, a distance of about 25 km (15.5 miles).


Edited by hybridbear, 17 November 2015 - 09:18 AM.

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#24 OFFLINE   tr7driver

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 02:16 PM

Interesting situation here in the metro Vancouver area.

 

Unlike most North American cities, we have no freeways cutting through the city proper. If you drive from the US border intending to reach Whistler in the north you may be shocked when Hwy 99 terminates and you have to go through 20+ min of regular roads with lights to get back on a highway.

 

At peak hour this actually can be a good thing because the lights mean traffic actually moves at all. On a freeway you can be 100% still for a long, long time.

 

Off-peak though, this is very aggravating as all those lights means it takes longer than you might expect to go a short distance.

 

I commute 19 km a day to work and it can take me 45 minutes to an hour at peak times but on a good day it's still at least 30 minutes, all thanks to the lack of freeways.

 

This is why a TomTom study surprisingly ranked Vancouver as having the worst traffic in North America... while its actual rush hour is not as bad as in other cities, its off-peak hours are frustratingly slow. If I had a freeway to drive on I'd easily finish my commute in 15 min or less at off-peak hours.

 

Been stuck in that traffic headed to Whistler many times.  I still love Vancouver.  I'd like to retire in that area, but its so darn expensive.


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#25 OFFLINE   machoman1337

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 04:35 PM

Heh, you can get a 25% discount on anything you buy in Canada right now when converting to USD, so feel free to invest before oil prices recover and drive up the CAD again :P

 

I looked up Winnipeg on wikipedia and can confirm hybridbear's comment (never been there myself). Looks like it's just as bad as Vancouver, and probably didn't make TomTom's list only because of a smaller population. It really sucks when the public opposes freeways cutting through the city. While it may not be the prettiest sight, the fact is that a lot of s**t needs to be moved by road transport whether you like it or not, even if you yourself don't drive a car. Ride a bicycle? Probably delivered to the store by a container truck. Need a handyman to fix an appliance? He's driving a pickup to your place. In particular, container truck drivers working at off-peak hours would benefit immensely from a high-speed shortcut through the city, saving time and diesel.

 

Still love my home city though! Well, except when I drive to work in the mornings on entirely suburban roads with 50 km/h speed limits. It's always a rush of relief whenever I embark on a road trip down south (typically to Seattle).


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Current temporary ride: 2003 Lexus LS430 w/navigation and parking sensors. Bought in December 2002, selling when I graduate






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