アメリカの通勤地獄、渋滞高速道路 ランキング

アメリカの雑誌や新聞はランキングが大好きです。経営大学院のランキング、良い耳鼻咽喉科ランキング、脳神経外科のランキング、すし屋のランキング、住み良い町のランキング。金のかかる町のランキング、空気がきれいな町のランキングきりがありません。
通勤地獄ランキング、ベルビューの私の家のすぐそばの405(部屋の窓から毎晩、渋滞が見えますが、本当に、毎日毎日、気の毒になるくらい大渋滞しています。)、それに私の第2の故郷シカゴのJFK(ジョン エフ ケネディー) エクスプレスウエーが入選しました。シカゴに住んでいたころは、毎朝、テレビでJFKエクスプレス ウエーの渋滞のニュースでした。懐かしいです。
#1, Riverside Freeway/CA-91 Eastbound, Los Angeles
Worst corridor: Costa Mesa Freeway exit through McKinley St. exit
Length of worst corridor: 20.7 miles
Rush hour travel time tax on worst
corridor
: 183%
Longest rush hour travel time on worst corridor 57 minutes
Time per mile during longest rush hour travel period 2.73 minutes
Commuter Buzz: It’s an “absolute nightmare,” said Dijana Vandenheuvel, who uses the freeway to make deliveries. “I always try to avoid the 91, no matter what. The new lane [that was recently added] may help a little bit, but I personally don’t think it will solve the problem because it’s so congested.”
#2, Lunalilo Freeway/I-1 Eastbound, Honolulu
Worst corridor: HI-92 exit through S Vineyard Blvd./Ward Ave.
Length of worst corridor: 3.9 miles
Rush hour travel time tax on worst corridor: 244%
Longest rush hour travel time on worst corridor 21 minutes
Time per mile during longest rush hour travel period 4.08 minutes
Commuter Buzz: “We’ve got too many cars at this one location coming onto the freeway trying to go west, and we’ve got too many cars at the same time at the same location trying to get off going in the west direction,” said Department of Transportation director Brennon Morioka last year, describing the freeway area around the Lunalilo. “So you get all this weaving and people merging left and right, and that’s the reason why people slow down. And that’s how you create that bottleneck. … Because people slow down when they’re merging.”
#3, California Delta Highway/CA-4 Westbound, San Francisco
Worst corridor: Hillcrest Ave. through Somersville Rd.
Length of worst corridor: 3 miles
Rush hour travel time tax on worst corridor: 318%
Longest rush hour travel time on worst corridor 11 minutes
Time per mile during longest rush hour travel period 3.76 minutes
Commuter Buzz: Hillcrest Ave. may eventually get improved public train access, and $500 million will go toward widening CA-4—but work won’t be completed until 2014. “We’ve been very successful in applying those dollars to Highway 4,” said Susan Miller, director of projects for Contra Costa Transportation Authority . “We’ve leveraged a lot of state and federal funds.”
#4, I-95 Southbound, Washington, D.C.
Worst corridor: I-395 through Russell Rd./Exit 148
Length of worst corridor: 23.9 miles
Rush hour travel time tax on worst corridor: 129%
Longest rush hour travel time on worst corridor 52 minutes
Time per mile during longest rush hour travel period 2.18 minutes
Commuter Buzz: The commute from Prince William County into D.C. is supposed to take around 30 minutes, however “with all the construction going on, you can throw those times out the window,” said AAA spokesman John Townsend last summer. Updated estimates added at least another half-hour traveling time.
#5, Bruckner/Cross Bronx Expressways (I-95 Southbound), New York
Worst corridor: Conner St/Exit 13 through Hudson Terrace
Length of worst corridor: 11.3 miles
Rush hour travel time tax on worst corridor: 231%
Longest rush hour travel time on worst corridor 43 minutes
Time per mile during longest rush hour travel period 3.76 minutes
Commuter Buzz: “Long portions of the expressway have no shoulder, so even minor accidents can snarl traffic for miles,” wrote Sam Dolnick of The New York Times. “The lighting is poor, and exit and entrance ramps are too short. Most of the road sits inside a trench, leaving commuters to stare at concrete walls, longing for the distraction of scenery. After too long the trench can feel like a crowded coffin.”
#6, I-35 Southbound, Austin-Round Rock
Worst corridor: US-183/Exit 239-240 through Woodland Ave.
Length of worst corridor: 6.7 miles
Rush hour travel time tax on worst corridor: 226%
Longest rush hour travel time on worst corridor 36 minutes
Time per mile during longest rush hour travel period 3.32 minutes
Commuter Buzz: “It’s time we look to try out-of-the-box, innovative solutions to address our congestion short-term and long-term,” said Bob Daigh, former district engineer for Austin’s Department of Transportation and member of the committee that authored a state-commission report on Interstate 35, released earlier this year.
#7, Connecticut Turnpike (1-95 Northbound),Bridgeport
Worst corridor: Filed Point Rd. through Mill Plain Rd./Exit 21
Length of worst corridor: 22.2 miles
Rush hour travel time tax on worst corridor: 44 minutes
Longest rush hour travel time on worst corridor 104%
Time per mile during longest rush hour travel period 1.97 minutes
Commuter Buzz: Stamford-Bridgeport “is a lot more congested than Hartford and New Haven,” Tim Lomax told the Connecticut Post Online in July of 2009. Lomax co-authored a study of traffic congestion across 9 cities in which the Bridgeport area ranked among the top ten.
#8, 1-405 Southbound, Seattle
Worst corridor: NE 14th Street/Exit 14 through SE Coal Creek Parkway/Exit 10
Length of worst corridor: 4.5 miles
Rush hour travel time tax on worst corridor: 183%
Longest rush hour travel time on worst corridor 13 minutes
Time per mile during longest rush hour travel period 2.81 minutes
Commuter Buzz: According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, “Nearly half of respondents to a recent Washington state Department of Transportation survey rated I-405 traffic congestion as very serious; about half also said they regularly change their plans or go out of their way to avoid I-405.”
#9, Bayshore Freeway (US-101 Southbound), San Jose
Worst corridor: Fair Oaks Ave. through De La Cruz Blvd.
Length of worst corridor: 4.2 miles
Rush hour travel time tax on worst corridor: 172%
Longest rush hour travel time on worst corridor 11 minutes
Time per mile during longest rush hour travel period 2.56 minutes
Commuter Buzz: “The interchange causes a lot of problems, and I’ve even seen people, while just driving it myself, jump from one lane to another just to get on the highway, and that’s very, very dangerous,” Scot Vandenberg, who works in the area, told the San Jose Mercury News last August.
#10, Kennedy/Dan Ryan Expressways (I-90/I-94 Eastbound), Chicago
Worst corridor: I-294/Tri State Tollway through Ruble St./Exit 52B
Length of worst corridor: 15.9 miles
Rush hour travel time tax on worst corridor: 195%
Longest rush hour travel time on worst corridor 49 minutes
Time per mile during longest rush hour travel period 3.08 minutes
Commuter Buzz: “There’s nothing more frustrating than dealing with traffic,”said resident Mario Reed, in response to the suggestion of congestion pricing on Chicago expressways. “Whatever that cost would be, I would be happy to pay. It would make the quality of my life much better.”

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