Tech driven gridlock: Silicon Valley’s painfully long workday commutes now worse than LA’s.By
Leave it to the Bay Area and Silicon Valley to outshine us in Southern California when it comes to commutes. San Francisco has already shown us how certifiably insane real estate prices can go. Now we find out that Silicon Valley and the Bay Area have a higher percentage of commuters stuck in what we call mega commutes compared to the Satan inspired roadways of SoCal. A mega commute is cutely described as one that takes you 90 minutes or more each way to complete. First of all, we already have an army of people that take mega commutes from the Inland Empire into LA and OC all for the sake of owning a piece of real estate in what essentially is a hot desert. Even if this means sitting for unhealthy lengths of time clutching a steering wheel or starring at the tail pipe of cars for hours on end. Humans are not meant for this. We didn’t evolve to sit in nice leather seats in a BMW moving along at an average rate of 5 MPH. Hence the number of road rage incidents are now up along with YouTube views. Frankly, driving up in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley I see little difference in traffic congestion. This is one award that you probably don’t aspire to have…
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