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Old Sep 11th 2007, 2:58 pm
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How do you live with the traffic down here?
If I had to put up with that everyday I'd have to move or top myself.
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Old Sep 11th 2007, 3:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Manc View Post
How do you live with the traffic down here?
If I had to put up with that everyday I'd have to move or top myself.
I know that TruBrit dont like going out "sorry mate it's not funny really"
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Old Sep 11th 2007, 3:29 pm
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The tolltag is your friend.

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How do you live with the traffic down here?
If I had to put up with that everyday I'd have to move or top myself.
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Old Sep 11th 2007, 3:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Britdrinker View Post
The tolltag is your friend.
and how does a tolltag help when it's bonnet to bumper on I-10?
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Well, in my case I exit I-10 onto a tollroad and head for any other highway than I-10. It depends where you're going, of course. However, I've managed to avoid the notorious I-10 jams on many occasions by employing this tactic. Which costs me five bucks a pop, btw.

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and how does a tolltag help when it's bonnet to bumper on I-10?
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Originally Posted by Manc View Post
How do you live with the traffic down here?
If I had to put up with that everyday I'd have to move or top myself.
i've just survived I10 again this morning it's one of the many hazards that you have to endure living here and i for one can't wait to get out of the place :curse:
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Originally Posted by Britdrinker View Post
Well, in my case I exit I-10 onto a tollroad and head for any other highway than I-10. It depends where you're going, of course. However, I've managed to avoid the notorious I-10 jams on many occasions by employing this tactic. Which costs me five bucks a pop, btw.
the op is talking about houston, not austin where the roads are slightly more civilized, not a lot just a little.
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I'm talking about Houston too. I spend a lot of time there. I-10 doesn't go near Austin btw.

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the op is talking about houston, not austin where the roads are slightly more civilized, not a lot just a little.
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Originally Posted by Manc View Post
How do you live with the traffic down here?
If I had to put up with that everyday I'd have to move or top myself.
Not all roads are that bad....290 is horrendous & 10 is also bad. I'm on 59 coming from the SW, takes me only 30 mins to do the 20 miles to downtown in the morning....bit longer to get home.
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How do you live with the traffic down here?
If I had to put up with that everyday I'd have to move or top myself.
I don't - I send the wife out to work, so she deals with the rush hour....
I stay home, and if I do need to travel, I get to do it at more civilised times, and definitely don't go anywhere inside the 610 loop.....
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That's pretty much how I do it coming in from Austin during evening rush hour: exit the Katy Freeway onto the tollroad south, fork east onto the Westpark Tollway, and pop straight out onto 59 somewhere near Buffalo Speedway. Damn quick, although not cheap.

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Not all roads are that bad....290 is horrendous & 10 is also bad. I'm on 59 coming from the SW, takes me only 30 mins to do the 20 miles to downtown in the morning....bit longer to get home.
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I try to stick to 288 Hwy 6 and the Beltway and always try to avoid I10
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Originally Posted by Sugarmooma View Post
always try to avoid I10
Whats wrong with you? Its an 18 lane highway, its what Americas about! Get out there and embrace the local culture! (Just dont expect to get back in time for dinner...)
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Originally Posted by Yorkieabroad View Post
Whats wrong with you? Its an 18 lane highway, its what Americas about! Get out there and embrace the local culture! (Just dont expect to get back in time for dinner...)
I take it that by 'dinner' you mean Xmas dinner conisdering the traffic
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Old Sep 12th 2007, 2:21 am
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Originally Posted by Yorkieabroad View Post
Whats wrong with you? Its an 18 lane highway, its what Americas about! Get out there and embrace the local culture! (Just dont expect to get back in time for dinner...)
Which dinner? That day's dinner, or the next day's?

Yesterday it rained here in Dallas. As a result, my 18 mile morning commute took 1 hour and 25 minutes.

There's a good reason I don't have a gun. By the end of one commute like that and I'd either use it on myself, or one of the truck driving morons I'm forced to share the road with!
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