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Old Posted Jul 23, 2019, 4:56 AM
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Highest traffic counts in your city?

What are the highest traffic counts on freeways/expressways in your city? 88,000 on I-30 in my city(Texarkana).
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2019, 4:59 AM
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The Kennedy often has a traffic count of zero, as it frequently becomes one of the world's longest linear parking lots during rush hour.
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The Kennedy often has a traffic count of zero, as it frequently becomes one of the world's longest linear parking lots during rush hour.
That's not fair, there are still O(10) blue line trains in each direction per hour!
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The Kennedy often has a traffic count of zero, as it frequently becomes one of the world's longest linear parking lots during rush hour.
Yep. And, unfortunately, I'm stuck right in it several days a week, depending on my work schedule. As I've found, it's not very easy to get from roughly Pulaski/Belmont down to Roosevelt/Jefferson where I work via CTA. Heh

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Old Posted Jul 24, 2019, 8:31 PM
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Yep. And, unfortunately, I'm stuck right in it several days a week, depending on my work schedule. As I've found, it's not very easy to get from roughly Pulaski/Belmont down to Roosevelt/Jefferson where I work via CTA. Heh
i don't know how comfortable you are with urban cycling, but if i were in your shoes, i'd bike the shit out of that commute ALL. DAY. LONG.

belmont -> milwaukee, milwaukee -> des plaines, des plaines -> to roosevelt. 7.1 miles. ~80% of that route has bike lanes.

might even be faster than driving if the kennedy behaves as it usually does at "rush" hour.
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Old Posted Jul 25, 2019, 3:54 AM
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Yep. And, unfortunately, I'm stuck right in it several days a week, depending on my work schedule. As I've found, it's not very easy to get from roughly Pulaski/Belmont down to Roosevelt/Jefferson where I work via CTA. Heh

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Bus -> Belmont Blue Line -> Clinton Blue Line -> Divvy (with some risk you won't find a bike or dock...)?
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401 between the 400 and Weston road is considered the busiest highway on the continent, recording well over 500,000 vehicles on a weekday.
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401 between the 400 and Weston road is considered the busiest highway on the continent, recording well over 500,000 vehicles on a weekday.
That's not only the highest in North America but among the highest in the world, right?
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401 between the 400 and Weston road is considered the busiest highway on the continent, recording well over 500,000 vehicles on a weekday.
My cousins had their GPS direct them through 401/400 last Friday at rush hour and it delayed them 3 1/2 hours in getting to their destination. My cousin put his fist through his car console in total frustration for the very bad directions. The stupid GPS directed them through Toronto when their start and end destinations were no where near Toronto. When they didn't arrive for hours, I said (jokingly) that they had been sent to Northern Ontario. No, but almost as bad in the opposite direction. You can count on really bad congestion on the 401/400 on a Friday afternoon at rush hour going into a summer weekend.
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I-84 and I-184 in Boise is easily the busiest here.

per this article, it's seen an increase from 215,800 vehicle trips/day in 2003 to 326,300 trips/day in 2018 (weekday traffic, both directions).

for me, if there are any more than 4 cars on the road during my commute, I start shaking my fist and yelling "git off my damned road you dang whippersnappers!!"
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In NYC its easily the Cross-Bronx Expressway. From the GWB via NJ all the way to the Whitestone Bridge, its just asinine. Mind numbing that is so bad that you'll forget what your name is or your identity.

And due to the layout, one accident, just one accident... will result in 2+ hour delays to cross less than 5 miles.

Typically its always jammed Westbound but at times, just gridlock.

I took that route the Friday before Memorial Day weekend, not too long ago, and I had to piss into a Monster Energy Drink can. I couldn't hold it, thats how bad it is. Used a pen to carve a hole into the can than chucked it outside, but got it on my fingers and jeans. What a crap day that was.

So what have we learned today. If you ever, during rush hour or prior to a holiday take the expressway, avoid caffeine or anything that gives you the runs.

Honorable mentions to the BQE, which is a crap highway but packed, and the Belt Parkway which is always jammed.
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In NYC its easily the Cross-Bronx Expressway. From the GWB via NJ all the way to the Whitestone Bridge, its just asinine. Mind numbing that is so bad that you'll forget what your name is or your identity.
The Cross Bronx may be the most congested roadway, but no way does it carry the most traffic. It's only a narrow three lanes, with no shoulders.

I'd imagine the NJ Turnpike has the greatest traffic in the region, by a longshot. It's easily the widest highway.
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for me, if there are any more than 4 cars on the road during my commute, I start shaking my fist and yelling "git off my damned road you dang whippersnappers!!"
that reminds me of my favorite bumper sticker of all time:


Stop Complaining About Traffic

You ARE Traffic!
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401 between the 400 and Weston road is considered the busiest highway on the continent, recording well over 500,000 vehicles on a weekday.
It's busiest in the world and been so for a very long time.


The 401


http://livetrucking.com/this-north-a...-in-the-world/


A narrower 12 lane section


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Old Posted Jul 26, 2019, 8:59 PM
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[QUOTE=isaidso;8642774]It's busiest in the world and been so for a very long time.


The 401


http://livetrucking.com/this-north-a...-in-the-world/

I've seen much busier gridlock in L.A. & N.Y.
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Old Posted Jul 26, 2019, 9:07 PM
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^ 18 travel lanes is no joke.

the widest expressway in chicago is the 14 lane section of the dan ryan on the south side from ~29th st. down to ~65th st.

3 local + 4 express lanes each way, plus the track ROW for the red line in the middle.


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The Jeff Bowen Bridge, connecting downtown Asheville to the suburban strip of West Patton Avenue in West Asheville, carried 106,000 vehicles per day as of 2018. There were also an average of 124 vehicle wrecks per year, any one of which has the power to paralyze traffic flow throughout the city -- and beyond if it's an especially bad wreck.
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I'd reckon it's either the 1-10 Broadway Curve in Phoenix or the unholy junctions of I-10 & I-17 ("The Stack") and the junctions of I-10, AZ 51 and AZ 202 ("The Mini Stack") with the stretch of I-10 between the two that includes the Deck Park Tunnel.

Fun fact: The portion of I-10 including the tunnel was the last segment of the interstate completed that finally connected I-10 from Los Angeles to Jacksonville, FL when it opened in 1990.

Theres also the stretch of AZ 101 in Tempe/Mesa between AZ 202 and US 60.

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I'd reckon it's either the 1-10 Beoadway Curve in Phoenix or the unholy junctions of I-10 & I-17 ("The Stack") and the junctions of I-10, AZ 51 and AZ 202 ("The Mini Stack") with the stretch of I-10 between the two that includes the Deck Park Tunnel.
A quick check of the counts in the City show it's the I-10 between "The Split" (I-10/I-17 southeast of downtown near the airport) and the Broadway Curve at 279,000 vehicles per day.

This was 2017 data. I'm sure 2018 or 2019 data is out there since they're continuous count stations, but I didn't really look.
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A quick check of the counts in the City show it's the I-10 between "The Split" (I-10/I-17 southeast of downtown near the airport) and the Broadway Curve at 279,000 vehicles per day.

This was 2017 data. I'm sure 2018 or 2019 data is out there since they're continuous count stations, but I didn't really look.
Hell, I completely forgot about that stretch of I-10. I used to go out of my way to avoid it when I lived in Ahwatukee and worked in Midtown by taking the 48th Street to AZ 143 to AZ 202.
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