Frisco Congestion: Same as it Ever Was?

Traffic jam at Grant Avenue and Post Street in San Francisco. 9:15 a.m. December 23, 1946

Traffic jam at Grant Avenue and Post Street in San Francisco. 9:15 a.m. December 23, 1946

San Francisco congestion today, congestion yesterday. What changes?

A recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle trumpeted that San Francisco has the 4th worst traffic in the world (a highly questionable claim, in my opinion):

But even if that’s true, is this anything new? Check out this “treasure trove of images of the grid-locked metropolis” — 60 images of San Francisco congestion in the 1930s and 40s.

~Thanks to Asha W Agrawal for this post

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