Wednesday, May 12, 2010
What is the traffic like?
Family & friends from back home ask us this all the time: “What is the traffic like?” In an extremely overpopulated city it isn’t always fun but you adapt to the several hour long morning (5am-10am) and evening (3pm-7:30pm) traffic and learn to "pack your patience". For example, we live less than 4 miles from my office and on a normal day (without any accidents, stalled vehicles, overturned tractor-trailers, etc.) the commute only takes me about 30-45 minutes one-way. However, I will say that the road system here is built specifically to accommodate an overpopulated and extremely large city: road signs are different, we have feeders and 14-lane highways, everyone drives on bridges that go over the city all the time, etc. Recently there was even a special on the History channel about our road system; if you see the repeat, it can do a much better job of explaining the Houston road system.Yesterday I was stuck in a traffic jam for about 20 minutes so I had the opportunity to take this shot for you. Thank goodness for the traffic jam, so that I could get you this visual of a normal day, right?