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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Comments

  1. It’s simple folks, we just give ALL our money to the government. They are the smartest people on earth, just ask them. They will take care of us just as they are currently doing right now. Don’t look at the $3.50 per gallon of gas price while the nations average today is $2.15. Remember, only the government knows what’s best for you and fell good knowing the more money they take from you, the better off you’ll be, even if you can’t see how.

  2. First, disband CARB.
    Then, privatize CalTrans.
    And, why can’t we outsource ALL of the DMV to the AAA?
    After that is done, a Constitutional Amendment limiting the Legislature to no more than 140 session-days per two-year period. This is the rule TX lives by, and they seem to be doing quite well by it.
    Oh, and NO MORE LEGISLATIVE PER-DIEM.

  3. What can you expect when the political power elite for the past 40 years has said personally owned and operated transportation is the problem. They ignored and continue to ignore road repair and construction.

    It is intentional, this is no accident.

    Caltrans used to be a semi-independent agency. The Democrats changed the rules and allowed local government to override Caltrans regional decisions. Thus grid lock. Caltrans is now nothing less then a political agency doing the bidding of anti car and anti personal transportation.

  4. 80 Hours a year added Rush Hour travel time is about 1.33 minutes, I believe, added to the current 29 minute average home to work travel time. And purportedly, L.A. has the least freeway miles per capita in the U.S. (per capita is the key word) for those who think L.A. is the freeway capital of the free world.

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