LOOKING FOR THE SILVER LINING....Yes, yes, Los Angeles has the worst traffic in the United States according to the 2007 Urban Mobility Report released today. By way of example, the 7-mile stretch of the 405 that goes from my house to my mother's house is a one-hour trip at rush hour. I can't really figure out why, either, since it goes from nowhere to nowhere and clears up significantly within a mile or two of each end. Why that one special stretch? Beats me. But that's the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana SMSA for you.
Anyway, our national media, always reporting the bad news instead of the good, is naturally focusing on the most congested areas. But I say, how about congratulating the winners instead?
- Congratulations Philadelphia, least congested among Very Large urban areas!
- Congratulations Buffalo, least congested among Large urban areas!
- Congratulations Akron and Rochester, least congested among Medium urban areas!
- Congratulations Brownsville and Spokane, least congested among Small urban areas!