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I think this is an awesome website. It's set for Cleveland right now, but you can select from from numerous cities throughout the USA.....

 

http://www.sigalert.com/Map.asp?region=Cleveland#lat=41.4627&lon=-81.69185&z=2

 

The Ohio cities are....

 

Cincinnati

Cleveland

Columbus

Dayton

Toledo

 

I especially like checking this during rush hours and clicking on the cameras to see if they match up with the color coding for the roadways. Often times they do not, suggesting that one resource has a lag time. I think it's the color coding of the roads that lags.

 

So at about 8 a.m. today, there was a lot of orange and red on the Cleveland highways. While not as much as on Chicago, New York or Boston highways, it actually did compare with Atlanta, Detroit, Philadelphia, St. Louis and some others. Several miles of highways within the interchange of I-77 and I-480 had a lot of red this morning, as did the Shoreway due to a serious accident at West 25th.

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Well, the date 11-12-13 wasn't a good morning for traffic in these Ohio cities (below). The others had mostly green (free-flowing) roads. Red indicates heavy congestion at speeds below 20 mph. Diamonds indicate accidents..

 

AKRON

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CLEVELAND

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COLUMBUS

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Speaking of traffic, as I was walking Tuesday to RTA's spanking new (and well-utilized) Little Italy-U. Circle Rapid station during a sunny rush hour, I strolled along Mayfield next to a line of idling (occasionally honking) cars stretching from Little Italy all the way to the Mayfield-Euclid intersection... It was a beautiful sight ... and a great feeling using public trans to avoid the mess.

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Speaking of traffic, as I was walking Tuesday to RTA's spanking new (and well-utilized) Little Italy-U. Circle Rapid station during a sunny rush hour, I strolled along Mayfield next to a line of idling (occasionally honking) cars stretching from Little Italy all the way to the Mayfield-Euclid intersection... It was a beautiful sight ... and a great feeling using public trans to avoid the mess.

 

Demolish Little Italy to widen Mayfield to four lanes plus a center turn lane!

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A complete gridlock on the 405 Freeway in West Los Angeles was captured by AIR7 HD.

 

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10154022905872452&id=38245492451

 

 

This is why the new light rail line to LAX is important.  When finished along with the Sepulveda Pass tunnel, just getting 500 cars per hour off that 10-mile length of the 405 from the San Fernando Valley down to LAX will reduce the gridlock periods. 

 

 

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Nothing relieves highway congestion except higher prices for using the road. That's why freeways aren't an application of the free market. They're dramatically under-priced. The equalization of supply and demand is impossible without price. The reason why the highway system in the USA fails is because we use supply only to regulate demand. That leads to more lane-miles, over-reliance on cars, sprawl, pollution, oil addiction (and all the military costs to protect shipping it), excessive stormwater runoff (and costly efforts to manage it), health concerns, etc. Biggest mistake we made was to not build the Interstate highway system as a toll system.

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Wait until all of those "congestion solving" self-driving cars are running around with ZERO people in them as they are dispatched to various locations.

 

Or someone doesn't want to pay for parking downtown or can't find a close-in space so they program their car to drive around in circles until they're done with their errand.

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I'm just picturing a bunch of cars moving around well under the speed limit to minimize miles driven while waiting for their owner to return.

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How would you rate your commute to work in Northeast Ohio? Share you comments

By Linda Kinsey, cleveland.com

on April 12, 2017 at 7:00 AM, updated April 12, 2017 at 7:03 AM

 

CLEVELAND, Ohio - You might love living in the suburbs, but one big trade-off persists for many of us: the daily commute to work either into downtown Cleveland or across town to a different suburb. Crashes can tie up lanes of traffic, and rude drivers who tailgate or won't let you pull over into the next lane can make the daily drive irritating.

 

If you're one of the many thousands who face a daily commute, we want to hear from you. Do you have to leave home exceptionally early to get to your job? Maybe you take different routes to get where you need to be to avoid the usual traffic snarls. How do you handle motorists who cut you off or ride your bumper? Do you have a pet peeve? Perhaps you've thought about moving close to work to avoid the drive time altogether.

 

On the other hand, you might have an easy commute or work at a place that doesn't worry about its employees getting to the office at a certain time.

 

Tell us about your commute, and share you comments in the box below. Select comments will be used in the Sun newspapers.

 

MORE

http://www.cleveland.com/faces-of-the-suns/index.ssf/2017/04/how_would_you_rate_your_commut.html

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I was bad everywhere. It took my sister an hour to go from Parma to downtown this morning. I walked my son to school in Lakewood this morning and took this photo of traffic on Clifton...

 

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Cleveland Traffic — 'Please Kill Me' — is Bonkers Bad This Morning

https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2018/08/28/cleveland-traffic-please-kill-me-is-bonkers-bad-this-morning

 

Overnight construction leads to huge delays into Cleveland

https://fox8.com/2018/08/28/overnight-construction-leads-to-huge-delays-into-cleveland/

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