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Old 05-16-2022, 06:37 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Phase View Post
I moved out here from Birmingham. Bham traffic is waaaay better and faster than Portland. Have you not been recently? The only place where bham traffic sucks more than anything is trying to drive south down highway 280 during rush hour. Id rather be stuck in LA or ATL rush hour than highway 280 rush hour
I lived in Helena, AL from 2007 - 2014. My wife's 8.5 mile commute to Riverchase took 45 minutes. My 30 mile commute to Leeds took 1 hour and 20 minutes. The vast majority of that (both ways) was the drive from Helena to the 65 / 459 interchange.

There is no good way out of Helena - classic suburban sprawl without any sort of city planning or building out roads or infrastructure ahead of time.

EDIT: 29 minutes from Swan Island to Hillsboro today at 4:30 pm.

Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
I knew there're a lot of members in the PNW, but I didn't realize how many came from the same town in Alabama.
It isn't that surprising considering the Birmingham metro has about 25% of Alabama's population.

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