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missflick
05-29-2011, 12:40 AM
http://autos.sympatico.ca/did-you-know/8468/worlds-worst-commutes-revealed/1

I posted this due to some of the comments posted in the Adele rants thread.

KatieC
05-29-2011, 01:35 AM
Beijing China: One notoriously bad jam in August of 2010 stretched more than 100 km and lasted for weeks, leading to the development of a whole mini-economy with vendors selling goods to stranded drivers at astronomical prices.
:eek::eek:

That's why I like Regina Saskatchewan - the two times I've been there, summer and winter, it seemed their rush hour lasted about 10 minutes.

BigB08822
05-29-2011, 01:54 AM
I am convinced Baton Rouge, LA is ranked #16

emason
05-29-2011, 02:16 AM
Something is seriously wrong here when NYC and the world's longest parking lot, the LIE, don't make the list.

DBZ
05-29-2011, 02:18 AM
I'm shocked L.A. wasn't at least top 5. Being stuck in that gridlock was torture. I can't even begin to imagine how much worse those other commutes are if L.A. is ranked only at 15.

Lanie
05-29-2011, 02:46 AM
Yeah, I'm puzzled why LA is #14. The 405 freeway...takes 4 or 5 hours to get where you want to go! ;)

aliceanne
05-29-2011, 02:57 AM
We're trying to get our employer to let us telework more, but the computer people don't like it because of all of the security issues.

Norlite
05-29-2011, 03:15 AM
I knew Toronto would be there (#12). The 401 and DVP are nightmares.

And the 407 is even getting bad during rush hour.

KatieC
05-29-2011, 03:41 AM
I knew Toronto would be there (#12). The 401 and DVP are nightmares.

And the 407 is even getting bad during rush hour.

I love the 407, but I've never really used it during rush hour. I actually made a u-turn on the 401 once, past Kingston, when people started getting out of their cars and it looked to be a couple of hours. I grew up on the QEW, but only drive it at night now. It was ruined by the 403.

milanessa
05-29-2011, 03:48 AM
I'm surprised Atlanta isn't on that list.

missflick
05-29-2011, 04:13 AM
I knew Toronto would be there (#12). The 401 and DVP are nightmares.

And the 407 is even getting bad during rush hour.

Not sure about the last two, but I drove on the 401 once, and it wasn't bad at all.

DAngel
05-29-2011, 09:06 AM
http://autos.sympatico.ca/did-you-know/8468/worlds-worst-commutes-revealed/1


I agree with comment #1 in that link. Here, a 10 minutes trip (clear road) takes about 45 mins average (normal traffic). "Jammed" would be around 2 hours (rain, flood, & accidents not included) :yikes:

vesperholly
05-30-2011, 06:47 PM
I knew Toronto would be there (#12). The 401 and DVP are nightmares.

And the 407 is even getting bad during rush hour.

Ah Toronto, the only place where I was in a traffic jam at midnight. :lol:

KatieC, I'm curious why the 403 ruined the QEW. Since I live just over the border, I've done a good deal of driving in the GTA, but I don't know the history. All I remember is before they built the 407, and finally some of the work on the QEW in the Niagara region has been finished :cheer2:

Flatfoote
05-30-2011, 08:17 PM
I remember reading a short story back in Jr Hi (or so). It was about how the future dealt with traffic jams (and the overpopulation that contributed to it). If a jam got bad enough, the government would come in and basically pave over the jam of cars (people and all), and just create a new road over the top of the existing one!


ETA: I found the story! It was "The Great Moveway Jam." You can read it online in PDF form here: http://krewedukat.com/GreatMoveWayJam/great_moveway_jam.htm

Hmmm....interesting. It says it was published in Omni magazine in 1979. I do remember subscribing to Omni. But I could have sworn I read the story in school, and we discussed the story in class. IIRC, it was in a book of short stories we used for that particular class. I graduated in HS 1977, so I guess not. I guess it could have been a college class, but my mental image of reading that story is from one of my HS classrooms.

rjblue
05-31-2011, 01:58 AM
I have a 45 minute commute to work. Look at the awful traffic (http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&q=Nackawic,+York+County,+New+Brunswick&aq=&sll=45.27915,-66.092196&sspn=0.028265,0.054846&g=pokiok&ie=UTF8&geocode=FbbZvQIdyAH--w&split=0&hq=&hnear=Nackawic,+York+County,+New+Brunswick&ll=45.956856,-67.354378&spn=0,0.006856&z=17&layer=c&cbll=45.956897,-67.354535&panoid=UbjKc2vqzVxN_gS8l4Tknw&cbp=12,300.1,,2,0) I have to put up with.

(Sometimes I meet up to three! cars on this road.)