how’s your commute?

the national traffic scorecard ranks minneapolis/st. paul as the 10th worst metro for  traffic congestion for 2008, up three spots from the previous year.  i have a hard time believing that our traffic is worse than, say, the traffic in phoenix (number 13), but the data says otherwise.

according to this study, thursdays from 5-6 p.m. is the metro area’s worst time for congestion and bottleneck traffic.  december is the worst month for traffic; june is the second worst month.

traffic in 2008 was down 20.5% from the previous year.  it was down in all ranked cities.  if only it were because americans everywhere were commuting by bike instead.

6 Comments so far

  1. greg on February 25th, 2009 @ 9:51 pm

    My commute has always involved crossing 494, and it’s always been horrible — first east to west and now west to east. I notice the traffic reports tend to skip the congestion at 35/494 in the mornings because it’s a no-brainer that traffic is at a dead stop.

    IMO, yet another reason that we shouldn’t subsidize a light rail that can only serve a fraction of commuters (let alone can’t pay for itself) while thousands of people sit idling at a dead stop on our interstates.


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