“Everyone is an idiot, and doesn’t know how to drive.” That’s one frustrated Boston area driver’s take, offered in an online survey conducted in conjunction with the latest WBUR poll on traffic in the Boston region.
There are many striking numbers in the WBUR poll (topline, crosstabs). A majority (57 percent) of respondents think traffic has gotten worse in the past five years. Two-thirds of drivers experience delays just from the sheer volume of cars on the roads at least once a week; 35 percent are delayed by traffic volumesevery day.
As stark as the numbers are, they don’t tell the whole story. Commuting is taking up nearly an hour of Bostonians’ time, round trip, every single day.
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