Houston Matters

How Have You Changed Your Life to Deal with the Houston Commute?

Hundreds of thousands of Houstonians drive in and out of the city each day. On a past Houston Matters, we explored how we might improve that daily commute experience. But say we can’t. Assume that in the coming years you’re still stuck in the same traffic at the same time most every day. How does […]

Hundreds of thousands of Houstonians drive in and out of the city each day. On a past Houston Matters, we explored how we might improve that daily commute experience. But say we can’t. Assume that in the coming years you’re still stuck in the same traffic at the same time most every day. How does it impact the rest of your life? Do you feel like you lose time each day on Houston roads you can’t get back? Does it affect your mood? Or, have you come to accept traffic as a part of your daily routine, and keep it from impacting the rest of your day?

We welcome your observations about how traffic in Houston does – or doesn’t affect your life.

Then, we welcome your suggestions for detours around common traffic snarls in Greater Houston. Do you have some suggested alternate routes you’re willing to let your fellow Houstonians know about that help you shave a few minutes off of your daily commute? On weekdays or weekends, are there roads in Greater Houston you intentionally avoid, because you just know the traffic’s not worth the trip? Do you just suck it up, and live with the traffic, or have you stumbled across a perfectly legal — yet perhaps slightly sneaky — way of getting around it?

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