Wednesday, April 11, 2012

J is for Jams

Downtown Tempe isn't built for drivers, and it certainly isn't built for the amount of traffic around ASU's Tempe campus. With nearly 10,000 people at the Tempe campus as well as the people who live and work in the surrounding area, University Road and Mill Avenue have a tendency to nearly stop around 5:00 P.M. There's only one lane of traffic each way through downtown Tempe, and only two lanes each way down University. In short, it's a major pain in the butt to get anywhere.

It doesn't help when Arizona drivers are not the best at... well, driving. Just yesterday, there were 2 accidents during the morning rush hour on the 60 (one of the major freeways in the metro area) and 3 in the afternoon. Drivers are liable to drift out of their lanes or cut across four lanes of traffic to reach their exit...

It's a bit scary to go out sometimes...

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