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can you drive anywhere on a Saturday?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: May 16, 2014 11:46AM
lately, it's just shy of gridlock in these parts on Saturdays. I've taken to not driving anywhere (if I can help it). I usually hoof it and we try to stay home during the day, maybe venture out by the evening.

just to be clear, the traffic is bad during M-F rush hour, but it's far worse during Saturdays.

what's it like in your neck of the woods?
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Re: can you drive anywhere on a Saturday?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 16, 2014 11:55AM
Saturday is not quoted gridlock, but it's heavy.

I've got time during the week, I can stay in on Saturday and go out and about on Sunday, when it's lighter.

It's not bad enough to deter me if I really need to get something done, but it's a bigger kick back day than Sunday used to be.




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Re: can you drive anywhere on a Saturday?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: May 16, 2014 11:59AM
Before about 8:30 am, ghost town...
Then, moderate. Not as bad as a weekday afternoon though.

Of course, we don't have traffic like larger cities have traffic... not even close.



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Re: can you drive anywhere on a Saturday?
Posted by: archipirata
Date: May 16, 2014 11:59AM
Aside from this guy, the roads here have been pretty clear. Even on Saturdays.





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Re: can you drive anywhere on a Saturday?
Posted by: hal
Date: May 16, 2014 12:03PM
Rush hour on Sat is minimal around here - sometimes not even visible. (Sacramento). However just west of sacramento traffic narrows to a four lane causeway (that runs over the wetlands that I often go to) and this area is often clogged on sundays with all of the traffic heading back to the SF bay area after the weekend.
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Re: can you drive anywhere on a Saturday?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 16, 2014 12:05PM
No problems. Cleveland center is only busy if there's a game on...

Or a thunderstorm produces flooding that causes road closings. Then it's a soggy mess.
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Re: can you drive anywhere on a Saturday?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: May 16, 2014 12:21PM
I avoid driving as much as possible. There is no good time to drive in L.A.



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Re: can you drive anywhere on a Saturday?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: May 16, 2014 12:28PM
The highway is completely clear here. Not a car in sight.





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Re: can you drive anywhere on a Saturday?
Posted by: jdc
Date: May 16, 2014 12:40PM
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hal
Rush hour on Sat is minimal around here - sometimes not even visible. (Sacramento). However just west of sacramento traffic narrows to a four lane causeway (that runs over the wetlands that I often go to) and this area is often clogged on sundays with all of the traffic heading back to the SF bay area after the weekend.

its actually 3 lanes. =)



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Re: can you drive anywhere on a Saturday?
Posted by: billb
Date: May 16, 2014 12:45PM
In a couple more weeks heading to the Cape will be rough on late-ish Friday and Saturday morning.

I used to put off my Boston jobs for weekend but I just closed all those accounts altogether. I'll pay the few extra bucks to fly out of Greene rather than Logan if the flight exists.



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Re: can you drive anywhere on a Saturday?
Posted by: hal
Date: May 16, 2014 12:50PM
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hal
Rush hour on Sat is minimal around here - sometimes not even visible. (Sacramento). However just west of sacramento traffic narrows to a four lane causeway (that runs over the wetlands that I often go to) and this area is often clogged on sundays with all of the traffic heading back to the SF bay area after the weekend.

its actually 3 lanes. =)

oy! That's what I meant! :-)
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Re: can you drive anywhere on a Saturday?
Posted by: Black
Date: May 16, 2014 01:00PM
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mrbigstuff
lately, it's just shy of gridlock in these parts on Saturdays. I've taken to not driving anywhere (if I can help it). I usually hoof it and we try to stay home during the day, maybe venture out by the evening.

just to be clear, the traffic is bad during M-F rush hour, but it's far worse during Saturdays.

what's it like in your neck of the woods?
And "these parts" is Fort Lee NJ, right?




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Re: can you drive anywhere on a Saturday?
Posted by: neophyte
Date: May 16, 2014 01:02PM
I'm not SUPPOSED to drive on Saturday, but the Almighty hasn't thrown a bolt of lightning my way yet, so......
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Re: can you drive anywhere on a Saturday?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: May 16, 2014 01:35PM
Ahh, life in the big city. SO glad I made my retreat to northern MI back in '07 when I retired from my day job. Now I live in a resort/retirement small Podunk town with one traffic light. Never a traffic jam except maybe when it's time for the fireworks show on independence day. Then we get overrun!

It's so nice to drive around here. In less than 5 minutes I'm out on a country road similar to those pics posted above.

Ima never gonna leave these parts. Not interested in EVER going back to the rat race. The stress isn't worth it.



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Re: can you drive anywhere on a Saturday?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 16, 2014 01:51PM

not until sundown...
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Re: can you drive anywhere on a Saturday?
Posted by: DP
Date: May 16, 2014 02:03PM
I live were Rick-o fled from! Fortunately, I am self-employed with a home office so I rarely have to drive at rush hour. When I do have to, I wish I had an M1 Abrams...
Back in them olden days, I had a couple of jobs where I had to drive to downtown Detroit during rush hour and out of the city later. It was always jam packed going in to town and jam packed leaving in the afternoon.
Now it's like L.A.; the traffic is busy in all directions. I'm sure there are studies but I think it has to do with the population and businesses leaving Detroit and setting up in the 'burbs.
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Re: can you drive anywhere on a Saturday?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: May 16, 2014 02:18PM
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Robby Benson? That photo must be ancient.



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Re: can you drive anywhere on a Saturday?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: May 16, 2014 02:54PM
N-OS,

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Re: can you drive anywhere on a Saturday?
Posted by: Mini 9
Date: May 16, 2014 04:43PM
no traffic issues, generally. maybe in dense-packed east atlantic seaboard, or california?
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Re: can you drive anywhere on a Saturday?
Posted by: davester
Date: May 16, 2014 06:10PM
Not too bad here in northern California, although the Bay Bridge or Golden Gate into or out of San Francisco gets choked up at times. Even so, that seldom adds more than a half hour of travel time.

Having lived in LA for a while, I'm now pretty immune from traffic. The traffic there was ten times worse than the SF area.



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Re: can you drive anywhere on a Saturday?
Posted by: sekker
Date: May 16, 2014 09:31PM
There is no traffic here; something I love after living in heavy urban areas for 20 years.
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