Worst Cities for Traffic
1. Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Ana, Calif.
2. San Francisco, Oakland, Calif.
3. Washington, D.C.
6. Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Tex.
9. Riverside, San Bernardino, Calif.
9. Orlando, Fla.
11. San Jose, Calif.
12. San Diego
California has a decided edge in winning the award for the worst traffic, since five of its cities (or city regions) make the top 12 list.
This is so true. Even on Sat and Sun day or evening, there is heavy traffic on the freeways. Only in the dead of night after the bars close and before the early-morning commuters start are the freeways somewhat clear. I say somewhat because that is also when CalTrans does all of their repairwork.
It's crazy out here in the LA / Riverside / San Diego area with the housing bubble. All of these people are living further and futher away from their jobs in the city and they all get on the freeways at the same time. One Friday evening, it took me 5 hours to drive 120 miles from LA to San Diego. Surely this madness will have to end once global Peak Oil hits this decade. When I'm stuck in traffic on a weekend drive, I'm just amazed at the amount of oil we are wasting every single day just stuck in traffic. What an even better reason to ride your bike to work.