Just in time for the July 4th holiday weekend, a coalition of groups including AAA, the American Highway Users Alliance and the non-profit TRIP issued a report identifying the 25 American summer destinations with the worst traffic tie-ups.
The report's number one trouble-spot in the United States? The Oregon Coast.
The document, titled "Are We There Yet", describes the pain points as "US-20, US-30, US-26 and SR–18 and SR-22 [which] provide access between Oregon’s Willamette Valley and the Pacific coastline, often winding through the rugged Coast Range. This area is known for an abundance of recreational opportunities, a growing wine industry and picturesque scenery."
This is one #1 ranking folks in Oregon could do without. Then again, a little perspective can be therapeutic; during my youth, my home town of Cleveland led American cities in murders per 1000 residents. The Murder Capital also topped the nation in population loss. Oh yeah, the river caught fire, too.