Our traffic naturally yisn't bad.
It's what the city and townships do to it for the sake of "walkability" and "traffic calming" that kills it.
The Schuykill is bad. Not horrible but bad.
Then, at the top of the Girard Ramp, the city extended the red timing and then added a no turn on red that cripples the intersection...
thus 76 backs up, not due to volume but to ****ty traffic engineering.
(and people don't cross where the sign was put up to protect the peds, I get the concept, it's just applied everywhere)
Same happened at the 30th Street Ramps to Cira Centre. SInce they removed the no turn on red the traffic now is bearable.
Just a comment.
Many of our traffic problems are our own creation and not from sheer volume.
It's political decisions that seem to cause the most "traffic" in the city via bike lanes, extended reds, no tunr on reds, curb bump outs, failure to time lights..
and the dreaded "traffic calming" where they intentionally cause traffic.
I'm not seeing all these supposed bikes in all these million dollar bike lanes.