Congrats to Los Angeles: gridlock second worst in nation—San Fran #3, San Jose #5

Only Washington, D.C. has worse traffic than Los Angeles or San Fran. LA and SF have the highest housing costs, the highest taxes, the worst regulations and now add gridlock. My guess is that the freeways are gridlocked because our confused Guv Brown and Arnold before him, used and uses money meant for the roads for bike lanes, walking and horse trails, plus lots of money for worthless choo choo trains.

“Los Angeles is the nation’s second-most gridlock- plagued city, with 80 hours of delay per commuter for the year, according an annual traffic scorecard.

Washington was the nation’s most congested city, according to the 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard, with 82 hours of delay per commuter.

San Francisco was third, with 78 hours of delay per commuter, followed by New York (74 hours) and San Jose (67).”

Try driving many of the LA streets and you have to go slow because the bikes are in and out of their lanes. They slow traffic and make it dangerous for drivers and pedestrians.

LA, San Fran and San Jose, drive in these cities and take Valium first.

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Traffic scorecard: Los Angeles gridlock second worst in nation

Posted by Debbie L. Sklar, MyNewsLA, 8/26/15

Los Angeles is the nation’s second-most gridlock- plagued city, with 80 hours of delay per commuter for the year, according an annual traffic scorecard.

Washington was the nation’s most congested city, according to the 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard, with 82 hours of delay per commuter.

San Francisco was third, with 78 hours of delay per commuter, followed by New York (74 hours) and San Jose (67).

Americans drove more than 3 trillion miles in the last 12 months, a record, surpassing the previous record set in 2007, according to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation

The study produced by the data technology company INRIX and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, also found the average travel delay per commuter nationwide is more than twice what it was in 1982.

“Our growing traffic problem is too massive for any one entity to handle,” said Tim Lomax, a report co-author and Regents fellow at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute on Tuesday.

“Businesses can give their employees more flexibility in where, when and how they work, individual workers can adjust their commuting patterns and we can have better thinking when it comes to long-term land use planning.

“This problem calls for a classic ‘all hands on deck’ approach.”

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