traffic woes

have you ever driven on 36th street in south minneapolis between, say, 7:30-8:30 a.m. because you want to get to 35W north?

i live a half-mile from the 35W north entrance ramp.  why does getting to the highway take eight or ten minutes and include five stoplights?  there are so many cars – all with one person in them, of course, and that includes mine – that i sit at the green lights not going anywhere.  is it because the 46th street on/off ramps are closed?  i can’t tell.

i’m looking forward to spring and commuting by bike.  until then, hello non-highway roads!  google maps tells me you’re a shorter commuting distance anyway…i think we’ll be together a lot now.

1 Comment so far

  1. Wendy (minn_wendy) on February 2nd, 2009 @ 3:09 pm

    I lived on 35th and Lyndale for about a year and wanted to slit my own wrists every time I tried to drive downtown from there. It was either the 36th Street Nightmare or hoping to hit all green lights all the way down Lyndale/Hennepin. My one word suggestion? BUS.

    Or move to Northeast, which is what I did, and my commute is now 7 minutes long on a bad day.



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