Five Reasons Why Miami Traffic Isn't Something to Bitch About
Ah, rush hour.
We all love to bitch poetic about our city's nasty gridlock, bemoan the never ending stop-and-go that is US1 and whine about the stagnant mess that is 836, but the truth is, we've got it good. Other cities face traffic nightmares so horrific that a life without wheels starts to look pretty damn appealing.
Here's why we need to thank our lucky stars we've got our wheels down in the Magic City.
1. Miami delays are a cakewalk compared to our crowded competitors. According to the 2011 Urban Mobility Report, Washington DC and Chicago tie for the worst traffic delays. SoCal cities came in third. Why does that mean, exactly? Commuters in those god-forsaken cities spend an average 70 hours per year stuck in traffic. Miami didn't even rank. We bet your 25 minute commute is looking pretty rosy right now.
2. We don't have to empty our piggy banks just to battle gridlock. Chicago drivers lose an average of $1,738 due to delays, and DC drivers waste 57 gallons of gas a piece, according to the report. So while citizens of those costly cities are turning their pockets inside out just to pay rent, they're also wasting serious mulah just trying to get around. Bummer.Next Page
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