Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Traffic Evolves

The thing I love about my job is that it's different every day.  You may think that traffic is the same day after day but far from it.  Think about it.  Don't you recognize the slight shifts in patterns of your commute each day?  Sure you do.  That's what I do, report the changes, good and bad that occur on your ride to and from work.  It's more obvious when a huge crash causes lane closures and major delays but don't you get even more frustrated when you can't tell why it's so darn slow?  Nuances.  I love that word.  It's what makes us all stand out (or not) in our chosen line of work.  From watching you drive every day I've become familiar with what normal is, and the slightest changes you feel.  Clear by Del Mar Heights today and not 'till  Lomas Santa Fe the next?  What happened to that traffic on the 8, it was great in Hotel Circle today!  Factors that influence commutes here in San Diego include weather (are there worse drivers in the rain?), Mondays and Fridays tend to be light (does anyone work?) and of course summer.  Kids out, vacations, lot's of daylight.  Speaking of daylight what's with the first day of darkness after the time change, you would think we've never driven in the dark before!
So, as this blog Evolves, I'm going to share thoughts and ideas about traffic and life here in paradise.  What's improved over the years?  Gotten worse?  How do you deal?  Long commute or short?  Did Caltrans really help with that project? I hope you'll check back often.
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