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Seattle Traffic Only Ninth-Worst

June 17th, 2008 by ed friedrich

Just found an Associated Press story that Seattle is ranked ninth in the nation for traffic congestion. Considering how bad traffic is over there, it’s hard to imagine there are eight cities that are worse. There aren’t any real surprises on the list. I wonder what big cities have good traffic. I’ll see if I can find if there’s more of the list that shows good places to drive.
Here’s the little story:

KIRKLAND (AP) — A national traffic information provider based here didn’t have to go far to find the region’s worst traffic bottleneck.
Inrix Inc., which is based in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland, reported Tuesday that it’s the State Route 520 corridor between Seattle and the suburbs east of Lake Washington.
Founder and chief executive Bryan Mistele says, “the worst traffic bottleneck in our city is directly across from our corporate headquarters, so we’re definitely feeling the pain ourselves.”
In overall traffic congestion ratings, Inrix ranks Seattle ninth nationwide. Los Angeles was ranked first, followed by New York, Chicago, Washington, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Francisco, Houston and Boston. Atlanta was ranked 10.

One Response to “Seattle Traffic Only Ninth-Worst”

  1. Sharon O'Hara Says:

    I’m looking forward to your list of the ten best, Ed.
    Sharon O’Hara