Blogger Commute-a-holic wrote today about driving to Kenmore Sq yesterday evening and noted that "It took me over 20 minutes to get off that exit and onto Storrow Drive (where I hit more back-up)." Fortunately my commute brings me nowhere near Cambridge St and the Mass Pike, but this evening at 7:00 I had to drive along Cambridge St to the Charles River.
I would have thought that by 7 on a Friday the rush hour traffic would have subsided, but the reality was quite the opposite. Cambridge St heading towards Union Square was backed up to Windom Street, and people trying to get off the Pike were sitting on the off-ramp for as far as I could see.
The time that all these people waste sitting in traffic, the money wasted burning all that gasoline, and the environmental damage done by all those idling engines certainly adds up with hundreds of people stuck in this traffic day after day after day.