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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Summer is Almost Over . . .
And with everyone returning from their summer vacations, and schools starting again, we can look forward to insane traffic once more.
One of the problems with summer is that the traffic improves so much and after a couple of months you tend to forget that it’s not always like this. Then September comes along and BAM! the increase in traffic hits you like a freight train, and that 15-minute commute becomes 35.
I was chatting with a friend of a friend who moved down here a couple of months ago. He was asking about where to live and my friend and I warned him he should try to be close to work to save on the commute. He didn’t think the traffic was too bad but he had only been here a couple of months – he had no idea what he will be in for.
Bear in mind that since June I’m betting an additional 10,000-12,000 vehicles have been put on the roads, so the congestion will be even worse then before the summer. I’m already starting to see the increase in traffic. It’s still not too bad but it’s definitely noticeable.
I’m not looking forward to next week.
[update: and so it begins, here's a September 4th article from a local newspaper.]