What is the hell of all highways?


Hooray for Hollywood…

#1, Hollywood Freeway, Los Angeles

Weekly hours of bottleneck congestion: 686

Worst bottleneck: Southbound, Vermont Avenue

Length of worst bottleneck: .64 mi

Weekly hours of congestion on worst bottleneck: 77

Speed of worst bottleneck when congested: 14 mph

The expert opinion: “I recall they would say things like it’s a 20-minute trip downtown on the Hollywood Freeway,” Metropolitan Transportation Authority chief executive Art Leahy says on traffic when he was growing up in Los Angeles. “No one anticipated the congestion that would emerge.”

via America’s 75 Worst Commutes – The Daily Beast.

The Schuylkill Expressway here in Philadelphia is #20. Its understandably high, its an old highway and is doomed to be too small for those who need to use it on a daily basis. The real relief comes from a clean reliable light rail system that connects suburban communities to the downtown Philadelphia area.