Welcome to Paradise! Honolulu traffic now considered worse than Los Angeles
The 2011 Top Ten Worst Cities for Traffic in America and hours wasted were:
1. Honolulu (58 hours)
2. Los Angeles (56 hours)
3. San Francisco (48 hours)
4. New York (57 hours
5. Bridgeport, CT (42 hours)
6. Washington, D.C. (45 hours)
7. Seattle (33 hours)
8. Austin (30 hours)
9. Boston (35 hours)
10. Chicago (36 hours)
How is it that paradise can also be hell? Is this a yin and yang thing, with every positive there is a negative? Many think of So.Cal as paradise, my hometown Chicagoans sure do. Hawaii, with in seconds of stepping off the plane you know you are in paradise. The first thing you feel is the tropical breeze caress your face and body, and then the smell hits you…that glorious smell that only Hawaii can deliver. A mix between the intoxicating scent of Gardenias with the remarkable fragrance from Plumeria, the pink Lokelani – a type of cottage rose that smells as good as it looks, with Orchids – the most popular flower in the world. Some are so powerfully scented they can perfume your whole neighborhood.
Now, all that I need to do is spray my car with the scent of flowers, and when I’m stuck on the freeway, I can pretend I’m in Hawaii!
The worst time off day to drive in LA? Thursdays at 5:45p.m.
The Associated Press reports…
“Honolulu has surpassed Los Angeles as having the worst traffic in the country.
That’s according to a report released Tuesday by INRIX, a Kirkland, Wash.-based traffic research firm, analyzing the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas in 2011.
Honolulu now No. 1 on the list, and drivers wasting 58 hours in traffic. The report says the worst time to be on Honolulu roads is Tuesday from 5:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Los Angeles drivers spent 56 hours in traffic.
The previous year, Honolulu ranked second behind Los Angeles.
According to the report, Los Angeles is still home to the worst traffic corridor — a 13-mile stretch of the San Diego Freeway from the Imperial Highway interchange through the Getty Center Drive exit.”