Where are the Worst Friday Commutes?
Anyone who's been frustrated trying to make the 15-mile drive from Santa Monica to central Los Angeles on a Friday afternoon in under 90 minutes can rest assured they have good reason to complain. According to Data compiled for Governing by traffic research firm Inrix, "The Los Angeles metro area, notorious for its backups, recorded the longest Friday afternoon delays of the 100 areas measured."
"Drivers leaving town after work account for some of the additional traffic, and this is compounded by other individuals taking care of errands before the weekend, said David Schrank, an associate research scientist with the Texas Transportation Institute."
San Francisco, Honolulu, Austin, and Bridgeport, Connecticut rounded out the top five worst Friday commutes.