Explain Commuting To Me
June 23, 2006 11:39 AM Subscribe
Seattle Traffic Filter: Why is there more rush hour traffic on 520 going West-East than East-West?
posted by rossination to travel & transportation around Seattle, WA (20 answers total)
My girlfriend and I live in Greenlake. Every morning, I take her to work in Bellevue, and then I drive to work at Northgate. Why is it that the 520 bridge is usually more congested going into Bellevue than coming out? I go over it at about 8:20 going East, and 8:40 going West. It's almost always (today excepted, perhaps) more crowded on the way in.
I know that downtown Bellevue is growing, and that more and more people are doing the "backwards commute" (live in the city, work in the suburbs) like she does. But it still doesn't make any sense to me.
Am I missing something?