Traffic is going to be the death of me...

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    Aug 19, 2011 1:11 AM GMT
    I love Atlanta but I HATE the afternoon traffic. Here is a view I see way too often:

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    Just sitting on that bridge waiting to either die or for something to move. But I have hope! I am moving into the city in two weeks. Let's pray I make it until then and don't decide to make a hard left right off this bridge one day haha.


    How is everyone's commute? I have actually heard of people that love this time in traffic because its their "me" time. I envy any of you that are like that!
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    Aug 19, 2011 1:17 AM GMT
    Only one direction? Double that and you get Miami's average traffic.
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    Aug 19, 2011 1:20 AM GMT
    Crossing the border takes 2 hours sitting in a quasi-parked car inching at a snail pace.
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    Aug 19, 2011 1:20 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidOnly one direction? Double that and you get Miami's average traffic.


    Well this is out in the suburbs so those going towards downtown Atlanta have smooth sailing until they get closer into the city, then it is bad both ways. Luckily I will be one of those carefree people going against traffic once I move in a couple weeks
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    Aug 19, 2011 1:22 AM GMT
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    Aug 19, 2011 1:23 AM GMT
    what? my street has more traffic than that in brooklyn
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    Aug 19, 2011 1:26 AM GMT
    Clearly you have never been to Los Angeles,,you want to see traffic!?!
    LA Traffic is the DEVILicon_evil.gif

    My Job is aprox 11miles from home and the commute is 1hricon_exclaim.gif
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    Aug 19, 2011 1:27 AM GMT
    That picture reminds me of Bad Boys and other amazing 90s movies.

    Couldn't they create lanes that change the flow of traffic according to the time of the day? For example:
    Morning - 6 into the city and 2 out of the city
    Afternoon - 2 into the city and 6 out of the city
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    Aug 19, 2011 1:31 AM GMT
    cold saidThat picture reminds me of Bad Boys and other amazing 90s movies.

    Couldn't they create lanes that change the flow of traffic according to the time of the day? For example:
    Morning - 6 into the city and 2 out of the city
    Afternoon - 2 into the city and 6 out of the city


    We actually had a bunch of smaller roads like that (not interstates though). One would be 4 lanes one way and 2 the other, depending on the time of day. The only problem was that some idiots always drive the wrong way and cause head on collisions. So they put up a median and compromised at 3 lanes each. They would have worked great without these people
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    Aug 19, 2011 1:34 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidI make it in and out of Dallas traffic daily. From home, near downtown, I take 3 highways only 4 miles each. Pass the old Texas Stadium to get to the Las Colinas business area. Takes me about 20 mins. one way.
    We have traffic.. but it does flow smoothly around 70 mph coming and going.


    That is what I want! My commute right now is about 30 miles and took 2 hours yesterday (although that was a LITTLE longer than normal)
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    Aug 19, 2011 2:23 AM GMT
    I sure have to put up with Los Angeles traffic. I have a couple of offices. If I go to the nearest, which is 1.5 miles away, it takes 5 minutes. But not so lucky with my other location. It is 2.5 miles away and takes me all of 10 minutes.
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    Aug 19, 2011 3:05 AM GMT
    Stan904 said140531337v7_480x480_Front.jpg
    $5000-10,000 is all it takes to get your private pilot license.
    Then you can rent a plane for ~$120/hr.
    There's your flying car. icon_biggrin.gif

    PS. I text and fly every day. icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 19, 2011 3:07 AM GMT
    Traffic just drains the soul. My short term plan is to get a job where I can work from home. Or at the beach. I remember in the late 90's, people predicted that we would all be telecommuting. This is muthafuckin 2011. We have the technology to do so. But from my experience, telecommuting is a privilege that is only available to CEO's and other top level managers. icon_confused.gif
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    Aug 19, 2011 3:09 AM GMT
    The traffic in Atlanta is one of the top three reasons why I left Atlanta for Miami Beach(where I, thankfully, don't have to drive).
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    Aug 19, 2011 3:14 AM GMT
    Don't know if this is an option for you..but try getting a place close to where you work. A lot of people can't or won't do this for various reasons, but it can make a huge difference in your life without having to deal with a commute every day.
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    Aug 19, 2011 3:16 AM GMT
    Then you'd die before you even reach LA.
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    Aug 19, 2011 3:17 AM GMT
    I have driven in Dallas, Phoenix, DC, Chicago and LA...BY FAR.....DC has the WORST traffic.

    I never bitch about PHX traffic EVER.
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    Aug 19, 2011 3:19 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidOnly one direction? Double that and you get Miami's average traffic.


    Double that and you get Sunset Blvd in Hollywood.
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    Aug 19, 2011 3:20 AM GMT
    I will trade you my commute on the 405 any day.
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    Aug 19, 2011 3:21 AM GMT
    So true! Today it took me 1.5 hours to drive back home from my job in the suburbs. DC traffic is unbearable! icon_evil.gif

    JP85257 saidI have driven in Dallas, Phoenix, DC, Chicago and LA...BY FAR.....DC has the WORST traffic.
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    Aug 19, 2011 3:24 AM GMT
    _solid_ saidSo true! Today it took me 1.5 hours to drive back home from my job in the suburbs. DC traffic is unbearable! icon_evil.gif

    JP85257 saidI have driven in Dallas, Phoenix, DC, Chicago and LA...BY FAR.....DC has the WORST traffic.


    I remember one day it took me nearly 4 hours to get from Alexandria VA to Richmond VA.
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    Aug 19, 2011 3:24 AM GMT
    JP85257 saidBY FAR.....DC has the WORST traffic.

    Yep, I've lived in the DC area all my life and it gets really bad here...
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    Aug 19, 2011 9:10 AM GMT
    I live in the Atlanta "area" North of town up 75. I do have a friend that lives near Atlantic Station. When I visit him, And when i do decide to use a differt gym (Gravity Fitness) then my own, I have to deal with this kind of traffic. All that is 30 miles from my house. I work the night shift so I dont deal with any kind of Rush hour. Everything goes the oppisate direction when im going to and from work.
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    Aug 19, 2011 9:27 AM GMT
    Orlando has similar traffic flow in the mornings and afternoon. In the mornings is when it's the worst, it can be a real bitch for those of us who live in the East Side and have errands in the Downtown or the West Side areas. There are just too many vehicles and not many roads.


    Like Paul said, nothing compares to Miami Traffic., especially the 836 and I-95. If you're going home North From South Miami/Downtown and you don't get on the SunPass speed lanes in Downtown Miami, you're screwed. I-95 has 5-lanes plus the 2 speed lanes northbound and the 5-regular lanes barely move in the afternoon.
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    Aug 19, 2011 10:28 AM GMT
    Commuted in Atlanta from 89 - 98. I heard people were jumping from overheads to stop traffic near Marietta at one point...oy.