Of On-Ramp Meters & Morning Meetings
You know you’re finally past Labor Day — and Summer — when you suddenly start running (in my case) 5-10 minutes late for morning meetings.
All those empty freeways in August are now back to their more congested, post-Labor Day rhythms.
Transitions (Seasonal — and Otherwise)
That includes freeway on-ramp meters that now hold back as many as a dozen or more cars — creating, you guessed it . . . a 5-10 minute queue.
Which I found especially puzzling (and annoying) this morning, trying to merge onto Highway 100 south from Highway 7.
I was advancing v-e-r-y slowly at the end of an especially long line when all of a sudden, the red light turned into a flashing yellow, and all the backed-up cars merged onto the (open) freeway.
Exactly 9:00 a.m.