I live in Atlanta—home of the 1996 Summer Olympics and headquarters of Coca-Cola, Home Depot, the Atlanta Braves, and one of the largest airports in the world. It’s a city of roughly 6 million people, and it makes the list of the top 10 worst cities for traffic.
One big beltline draws a 64-mile circle around the city—Buckhead, midtown, downtown, and hundreds of “in town” neighborhoods. The majority of the population lives outside the perimeter (OTP) and must commute to inside the perimeter (ITP) each morning.
This is where the traffic nightmare comes to life.
My office is only 12 miles from my home, but it routinely takes anywhere from 25 minutes to an hour to get there. While on the road ...