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(NBC New York)   NYC rush hour traffic almost back to its pre-Covid grind. On the plus side, plenty of elbow room on mass transit   (nbcnewyork.com) divider line
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2021-07-29 7:25:22 PM  
Ha ha, LA is not really even close.
 
2021-07-29 7:57:15 PM  
Traffic in DC has been blissfully low. I am not looking forward to the old times. I am hoping, secretly, that there are enough "WFH" conversions to cut down on traffic altogether. I know I'm one of them, but there needs to be around 500,000 more to make a difference.

Biden can help by letting federal workers telecommute unless they need to be in the office. They are the main driver (he he) of traffic around here.
 
2021-07-29 9:59:32 PM  
Mask up, get your vaccine if you're able to, and, if you're in a car, GFY.
 
2021-07-29 10:09:37 PM  
And more people bought cars during the pandemic... which means more traffic.

What congress should do (hell every country should do this) : tax breaks for making people work from home.
 
2021-07-29 10:13:18 PM  

Lsherm: Traffic in DC has been blissfully low. I am not looking forward to the old times. I am hoping, secretly, that there are enough "WFH" conversions to cut down on traffic altogether. I know I'm one of them, but there needs to be around 500,000 more to make a difference.

Biden can help by letting federal workers telecommute unless they need to be in the office. They are the main driver (he he) of traffic around here.


It needs to happen. The sun was farking orange last week on the east coast due to climate change.
 
2021-07-29 10:13:21 PM  

lolmao500: And more people bought cars during the pandemic... which means more traffic.

What congress should do (hell every country should do this) : tax breaks for making people work from home.


Yeah, we should use the tax system to disincentivize manufacturing and industry. Not like that could ever come back to haunt us...
 
2021-07-29 10:27:14 PM  
The empty roads are one of things I really miss about the lockdown.
 
2021-07-29 10:35:07 PM  
Isnt that OK now a dayz??
 
2021-07-29 10:39:32 PM  

abhorrent1: The empty roads are one of things I really miss about the lockdown.


It was a bit eery, but nice. It's just my own feeling, not based on any data at all, but I think we reached pre-pandemic levels a long time ago and are back to traffic gradually getting worse.

/"eery" is being flagged as a misspelled word, but it's a variant and "eerie" just looks like someone misspelled "Erie" to me.
 
2021-07-29 10:47:31 PM  

My Sober Alt: abhorrent1: The empty roads are one of things I really miss about the lockdown.

It was a bit eery, but nice. It's just my own feeling, not based on any data at all, but I think we reached pre-pandemic levels a long time ago and are back to traffic gradually getting worse.

/"eery" is being flagged as a misspelled word, but it's a variant and "eerie" just looks like someone misspelled "Erie" to me.


My Drunk Alt is that you?
 
2021-07-29 10:48:05 PM  

My Sober Alt: it's a variant and "eerie" just looks like someone misspelled "Erie" to me.


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You Lackawanna try that track again?
 
2021-07-29 10:51:24 PM  

My Sober Alt: abhorrent1: The empty roads are one of things I really miss about the lockdown.

It was a bit eery, but nice. It's just my own feeling, not based on any data at all, but I think we reached pre-pandemic levels a long time ago and are back to traffic gradually getting worse.

/"eery" is being flagged as a misspelled word, but it's a variant and "eerie" just looks like someone misspelled "Erie" to me.


Well the way things are going, we may get back to that soon. So we have that to look forward to.
 
2021-07-29 11:24:00 PM  
Between traffic, tolls, and trying to find parking, anyone using the Holland Tunnel as a daily commuting route is a complete fool.
 
2021-07-30 7:43:32 AM  
"Almost?!" Sounds like someone hasn't tried to get over the GWB from the NY side in the past 4 months... By mid-day, the stalled line starts around the end of the Throgs Neck. It's seriously f*cked up that you can get from Queens to Hackensack faster by running all the way up to the Tappan Zee and back down the parkway than using the GWB/Lincoln/Holland.
 
2021-07-30 9:34:20 AM  
https://nyc.streetsblog.org/2011/04/1​1​/the-efficient-past-and-wasteful-prese​nt-of-the-brooklyn-bridge/

Roads themselves are a serious part of the capacity problem.  NYC's bridges used to incorporate far more mass transit, which allowed a larger number of people to cross in and out daily.

For example, the Brooklyn Bridge is now almost entirely car traffic and can carries about 178,000 people per day.  In 1907 it operated with two separate sets of tracks and carried 428,000 people per day.
 
2021-07-30 10:09:36 AM  
It's definitely worse.  I don't contribute to the daily commute traffic, but I live near the Holland Tunnel and I can't leave the area except 4am on Tuesdays without hitting 45 minutes of traffic to get 5 miles away from the city.
 
2021-07-30 10:20:38 AM  

dmaul: It's definitely worse.  I don't contribute to the daily commute traffic, but I live near the Holland Tunnel and I can't leave the area except 4am on Tuesdays without hitting 45 minutes of traffic to get 5 miles away from the city.


The Jersey City area has a light rail system.  How is that for getting around?
 
2021-07-30 12:51:04 PM  
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