Saturday, March 28, 2009

Does Anybody Else Really Hate Traffic?

After living in Atlanta for four out of the last 7 years of my life, I can honestly say there are many things I don't miss at all!  There are of course things I do miss, but out of everything that I don't miss, the number one thing would have to be the traffic.  Yesterday it took us 2 hours and 10 minutes to drive 50 miles from my parents house in Powder Springs, Georgia to the church I was speaking at in Lawrenceville, Georgia and it was 3pm on a Friday afternoon.  Forbes Magazine gives us the national statistics on Traffic in the United States and surpisingly enough, Atlanta and Houston are back-to-back on the list of cities with the heaviest traffic.  I think there's a big difference between the two cities.  A BIG difference!  What do you think?  Tell me what you think about traffic in your town and feel free to share your latest traffic stories on my blog at  
By the Texas Transportation Institute's reckoning, the cities having the worst traffic problems are:

1. Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Ana, Calif.

2. San Francisco, Oakland, Calif.

3. Washington, D.C.

4. Atlanta

5. Houston

6. Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Tex.

7. Chicago.

8. Detroit

9. Riverside, San Bernardino, Calif.

9. Orlando, Fla.

11. San Jose, Calif.

12. San Diego

1 comment:

  1. Dude... You're right! I don't miss Atlanta Traffic one bit! It's not worth it ever. Such a waste of gas too! Hope Houston's good!