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The BAY AREA'S 10 WORST COMMUTES over the past year

Well, it's official... Bad traffic in the Bay Area is a "thing."

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission's new annual report reveals:

This marks the fourth consecutive year that weekday congestion around the region has reached a new high, and reflects an increase of more than 80 percent over the... figure registered in the... year of 2010.


The folks at SF Gate did a great job distilling the 10 worst commutes from MTC's data:

  • 1. Highway 101 north, from I-280, and continuing on I-80 east, to Yerba Buena Island Tunnel during weekday evenings.
  • 2. I-80 west, all day, from Hercules to Fremont Street, San Francisco.
  • 3. Highway 101 south from Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, to Oakland Road, San Jose, during during p.m. hours.
  • 4. I-680 south from Mission Boulevard, Fremont, to Andrade Road, near Sunol, during p.m. hours.
  • 5. I-880 north from Mowry Avenue, Fremont, to Winton Avenue, Hayward, during p.m. hours.
  • 6. I-280 south from Foothill Expressway, Mountain View, to 7th,10th and Virginia streets, San Jose, during p.m. hours.
  • 7. I-80, east from West Grand Avenue, Oakland, to Gilman Street, Berkeley, during p.m. hours.
  • 8. I-680 north from Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon, to Contra Costa Boulevard, Pleasant Hill, during p.m. hours.
  • 9. Highway 24 east from interstates 580/980 interchange, Oakland, to Interstate 680, Walnut Creek, during p.m. hours.
  • 10. Highway 4 east from Morello Avenue, Martinez, to Port Chicago Highway, Concord, during p.m. hours.

Do you make any of those drives? If so, perhaps there's an opportunity to plan your way around?