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Carl Snarl


Of the top 10 traffic congestion hot spots in the Bay Area, seven are in Contra Costa and Alameda counties. With 1.6 million people expected to move to the Bay Area by 2030, it probably won’t get better. Books on CD, anyone?

3 Ranking of the San Francisco-Oakland metropolitan area on the list of U.S. regions with the worst congestion.

10,930 Vehicle hours of delay per day during the morning commute on westbound Interstate 80 between Highway 4 and the Bay Bridge, the Bay Area’s most congested spot.

21 Number in millions of trips to work, school, and other destinations that people in the Bay Area take per day on 33,200 miles of freeways, highways, and roads.

84 Percentage of people who travel by car, instead of walking, biking, or taking public transit.

69 Percentage of car users who drive alone. —Martha Ross

Sources: Metropolitan Transportation Commission, California Department of Transportation, and the Reason Foundation, Bay Area Alliance for Sustainable Communities.

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