So, it’s about the halfway point through road construction season in Minnesota. How have you been faring? Does it seem better, worse or just like any other summer?
A random observation: It might be a good idea to hang up the cell phone when getting pulled over. I noticed a traffic stop in Minneapolis on Wednesday afternoon in which a driver pulled over, phone to ear, and kept gabbing even as the officer approached her window. I can’t think that helps make one’s case against a distracted driving charge.
No solution yet to University and Snelling: The Star Tribune version. The Pioneer Press version. This St. Paul landmark is one of the more painful intersections in the metro that I frequently run into. There are also several intersections along Washington Avenue in Minneapolis to avoid at rush hour. What are your picks for bad intersections around the metro?
Congestion elsewhere: The San Francisco Chronicle has come up with the top 20 worst bottlenecks in the Bay Area. Here’s a fun fact: “Last year, the Bay Area’s 100 largest bottlenecks caused nearly 7 million hours of commuter delay during peak commute hours, or a quarter of all peak time congestion,” according to a newspaper analysis.
Guest poster Chris is a news editor at Star Tribune.com and contributor to the Cribsheet blog.