We WILL eventually be back to work and with that comes that dreaded Bay Area commute.
Experts are suggesting that our commute might actually be worse than before the pandemic for a very simple reason.
With social distancing being a part of life now, many may choose to avoid crowded BART trains, Muni buses and even casual carpools with strangers, and instead opt to get to work in their own vehicles.
A new study from Vanderbilt University projects a dramatic rise in traffic in the Bay Area caused by a rush to single-occupancy vehicles after the shutdown. It could potentially increase the morning commute alone by up to 42 minutes!
Here's how it breaks down: If just one in four public transit users switched to driving for their commute, the increased time it would take to get to work in San Francisco would be increased by 10 minutes. If three in four riders changed their commutes to cars, commute times would increase by 42 minutes!
The model projected that San Francisco will be harder hit than any other U.S. city.
Jack Kulp and Carolyn McArdle talked about it on the air! Listen below...