posted on Jul, 1 2009 @ 05:51 AM
reply to post by afoolbyanyothername
If you can- chck out Chicago traffic in the am rush hour. We only have a few major arteries into town. They usually start clogging around 5:30, 6
am. They are being reported as having 15-20 minute drives inbound to the city.
Thre months ago, by 6 am or 630 it was an hour, minimum, going up to 2 or 2.5 hours by 8 am. At 8 am I can get from my house (23 miles) to downtown
Chicago in 40 minutes. It would have taken 2-2.5 hours about 3 months ago.
As I sit now, at 6 am, there are cars on our little (but mainly used) suburban highway about every 2 minutes.
I'm sorry I can't give an article. I may start filming and post that- my husband's idea.
The Taste of Chicago hasopened and usually draws millions- and yet on opening day, when it would be a 3 hour trip one way, my husband made it downtown
and back in 1.5 hours in peak rush hour. We usually get about 750K-1M for the taste. I'll be interested to see what the turnout is this year. It
ends July 3.
Also have a friend who works for the Mayor's office and essentially runs Lollapalooza- will ask her abou the trends, and post when I have info from
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