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(Washington Post)   Gridlock on Washington D.C. streets now worse than the Senate   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 24
    More: Fail, Secret Service, Rock Creek Park, St. Regis Hotel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, thoroughfares, Prime Minister of Israel, G Street, Senate  
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2014-03-07 05:20:10 PM  
Forget closing the roads, if somebody wants to take out a few politicians, let them.
 
2014-03-07 05:21:11 PM  
Waiting for the news of ambulances being delayed.

Damn you, Chris Christie!
 
2014-03-07 05:27:52 PM  
Anyone who drives in DC deserves what they get.

/never did willingly
//did after someone else got in a fender bender and was selected as the 'safe driver' option to get us home
 
2014-03-07 05:28:50 PM  
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GRIDLOCK!
 
2014-03-07 05:30:44 PM  
Ive been living in DC for two years. Got tapped on the bumper once since I've been here. Drive like an intelligent person and you'll be fine.
 
2014-03-07 05:34:58 PM  
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2014-03-07 05:35:25 PM  
Is one side of traffic doing everything in its power to stop the other side from moving?
 
2014-03-07 05:43:35 PM  
don't care, trains exist
/I can't imagine living in a place where I'd have to drive everywhere
//how do people drink at bars alone?
 
2014-03-07 05:45:44 PM  
The most ridiculous part of Arlington road was watching him race through the streets of DC without any cops or anything to slow him
 
2014-03-07 05:47:34 PM  
Can we move the U.N. there. Then you can complain about traffic jams.
 
2014-03-07 05:57:11 PM  
I thought outside of LA, the MD/VA/DC 695 beltway was considered the 2nd worst traffic in the nation.


....or so the Germans what us to believe.
 
2014-03-07 06:05:33 PM  
I don't want to get all anti-Semitic in here, but Bibi Netanyahu farked up the traffic in Los Angeles a few days ago as well, closing off major freeways like the 405 multiple times over a few days time.

If they develop a final solution for DC's traffic issues, I hope that they send it to us as well.
 
2014-03-07 06:51:58 PM  
Isn't heavy traffic a sign of a healthy economy?
 
2014-03-07 06:57:03 PM  

The Extra B is for BYOBB: I thought outside of LA, the MD/VA/DC 695 beltway was considered the 2nd worst traffic in the nation.


....or so the Germans what us to believe.


This complaint is specifically for traffic around the White House.  Thing is, anyone who lives or works in DC pays attention to these things.  It's like how New Yorkers pay attention to subway line closures.  When there's a big protest, march, gathering, or convention, you change your route accordingly.
 
2014-03-07 06:59:29 PM  
"Now"? 1985 wants its headline back, subby
 
2014-03-07 07:13:04 PM  
This dude managed to catch some air right next to the Capitol at 3am last night.
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Too bad he dead.
 
2014-03-07 07:29:01 PM  

wildcardjack: Isn't heavy traffic a sign of a healthy economy?


Yes, but no one likes sitting in gridlock.

Especially not at 8 PM, when rush *hour* is supposed to be over at 6:00.

/Palo Alto.  Fark Palo Alto traffic.
 
2014-03-07 07:43:11 PM  

NkThrasher: Anyone who drives in DC deserves what they get.

/never did willingly
//did after someone else got in a fender bender and was selected as the 'safe driver' option to get us home


It also majorly farked up any bus route that goes through downtown. Which is most of them, and all of the major ones.
 
2014-03-07 07:45:44 PM  

charlesmartel11235: don't care, trains exist
/I can't imagine living in a place where I'd have to drive everywhere
//how do people drink at bars alone?


Some of us can't afford to pay $1500 a month for a 1 BR next to the metro.
 
2014-03-07 08:08:45 PM  

The Extra B is for BYOBB: I thought outside of LA, the MD/VA/DC 695 beltway was considered the 2nd worst traffic in the nation.


....or so the Germans what us to believe.


We hit #1 a few years ago by almost every measure possible.
 
2014-03-07 08:19:16 PM  

Lsherm: The Extra B is for BYOBB: I thought outside of LA, the MD/VA/DC 695 beltway was considered the 2nd worst traffic in the nation.


....or so the Germans what us to believe.

We hit #1 a few years ago by almost every measure possible.


So now we've been the murder capital, number one in traffic, re-elected crack smoking mayor and the most racist football team name out there.

No wonder it drives people like Frank Underwood to toss reporters in front of the Metro.
 
2014-03-07 09:31:56 PM  

Fano: The most ridiculous part of Arlington road was watching him race through the streets of DC without any cops or anything to slow him


Cops?  I thought it was all speed cameras now.
 
2014-03-07 09:36:25 PM  

foo monkey: The Extra B is for BYOBB: I thought outside of LA, the MD/VA/DC 695 beltway was considered the 2nd worst traffic in the nation.


....or so the Germans what us to believe.

This complaint is specifically for traffic around the White House.  Thing is, anyone who lives or works in DC pays attention to these things.  It's like how New Yorkers pay attention to subway line closures.  When there's a big protest, march, gathering, or convention, you change your route accordingly.


The problem isn't that the traffic gets snarled around the White House, it's that even a little disruption spills out into the outer roads such as 295, 395, 50, etc and doesn't clear easily once congested.  There are lots of sections of road where combined traffic flows results in one flow blocking the other.  (295 southbound just after the 50 split is a big problem as it still contains traffic that is trying to get to 395, but still blocking 295 traffic)
 
2014-03-07 10:24:37 PM  

farkingismybusiness: Too bad he dead.


It was a glorious moment.
 
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