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America's Worst Commutes

The Daily Beast put together a list of America's 75 worst commutes. They based their order on the peak hour Travel Time Index-a "measure of how...


The Daily Beast put together a list of America's 75 worst commutes. They based their order on the peak hour Travel Time Index-a "measure of how much longer it takes to complete a road journey during peak congestion hours compared to free-flow hours."The 101 in Los Angeles and the Lunalilo Freeway in Honolulu top the list. Texas is represented many times.But while it's the tantalizing ranked format of the post that'll make it good for The Daily Beast's pageviews, it's ultimately just a list of America's biggest cities rearranged slightly. For fun, I tried to find a top-50 U.S. city that wasn't on the list of worst commutes (Fresno, California you have something to brag about).Ultimately the moral of the story is that car transportation is bad in just about every one of our urban centers. And to the extent that that pushes people towards other modes of transportation, it isn't even such a bad thing.
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