Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Honolulu Highways Are Far From Paradise

KIRKLAND, Wash. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Honolulu is a tropical paradise, but its highways are commuter hell.

According to a study from INRIX, the leading provider for traffic information, Honolulu’s main highways turn into a total traffic nightmare during rush hour.

The traffic in Honolulu is especially bad on Thursdays from 5 PM to 6 PM, when drivers find themselves bumper-to-bumper in the worst place and worst hour of any single roadway in the U.S.

On the mainland, the roads aren’t any better.

If Highway 520 westbound in Seattle is your daily drive, you could get out and ride your bike to work faster than your car will take you, because the average speed on the highway is 9 mph during congestion.

Friday is the worst day for traffic all over the U.S. – depending on what time you hit the road.

It’s the best weekday commute if you’re driving in the morning, but the worst weekday commute in the evening.

Finally, it’s no shocker that the worst U.S. cities for traffic congestion are Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago.

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