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Traffic Sucks!

So traffic sucks! it took 45 min to get to my parents house, which is only like 9 or 10 miles from my office.



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May. 3rd, 2005 06:23 pm (UTC)

I wouldn't think traffic would be so bad in New Mexico....of course, it's bad in Alaska, too....
May. 3rd, 2005 08:33 pm (UTC)
What do you mean Double-post, I can only see one for this topic. But anyway, ya traffic sucks here, cus no one planned for growth. Our metro area is over 1 million now, and we still only have a freeway system with 3 lanes in each direction. There are no loops around town or anything, and we have a river that runs thru town, but there are only 5 or 6 bridges that cross the river, creating a really fun time in rushhour.

Another problem is that on the westside of town, which is one of the newer areas, there are almost no jobs, so everyone who lives there, must drive to the east side of town to goto work.

So, ya it sucks.
May. 3rd, 2005 08:35 pm (UTC)
Strike what I said about the whole double post thing. I found it. I was having an issue using the wireless on my handheld, so I used the client on my pocketpc, and ended up posting both, but I thought only one made it cus there was only one at the top. OPPS.
May. 3rd, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC)
I've learned the hard way that people don't see what you write unless you respond to them. I only saw this because I was checking to see if the second post has finally deleted (I thought maybe LJ was delaying it for some reason)...anyways, just a tip for the future. :)
May. 3rd, 2005 09:27 pm (UTC)
That does seem like a pretty small amount of infastructure for that large of a population, but it's better than Anchorage. Our mass transit system is a joke, we have a lot of commuters from 'The Valley', which is the fastest growing part of the state, and apparently there was a study released today or something that is projecting the population of Anchorage and the valley (and everything in between) will exceed 800,000 (especially if they build a bridge making the commute easier, and/or open up ANWR and build a natural gas pipeline, all of which will be huge for our economy and future)...that's huge, considering Anchorage's population is under 300,000, and the Valley's population under 30,000.

My point is, our roads are bad, too. There's been such an explosion in population. We don't even have a cross-town freeway.
May. 3rd, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC)
We really don’t have a cross-town freeway so to speak. Albuquerque sits on 2 interstates, I-25 & I-40. I-40 is one of the main East West interstates in the nation, so we get a crap load of truck traffic in town. Also, I-25 is a major North South interstate, that runs from basically El Paso, tx to almost the Wyoming / Montana border. We have a road that kind of resembles a cross-town freeway, but it only runs thru half the city, in only the NW quadrant, and even were it connects with the current interstate, (I-25), it just has a normal exit, and not an interchange, so it really does suck.

Our mass-transit is a joke, and does not even connect to other municipalities that are connected to Albuquerque. I would say that .5 to 1% of all people in the metro area use it.. So basically everyone else drives a car, and in a city/state where a teenage can get there restricted license at 15.5 years of age, it means almost everyone drives. Our winters are so bad, that we have no burn days, where cus of car pollution, people are not allowed to use there fireplaces.

Also, our population is expected to do the something, in 20 years we could have 1.5 million people in our metro area or more. Also, there is a town to the northwest of Albuquerque, called Rio Rancho, and it has the ability to out grow Albuquerque very soon. It's all really kind of scary when I think about it.

All of this makes you wonder what the city and government planners really do for a living?
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