Are My Eyes Deceiving Me?

Last Thursday morning, my daughter and I road-tripped to New Jersey to attend the anniversary celebration of our good friends. I was driving down the New York State Thruway at a comfortable pace when suddenly I saw a TTC bus trekking along the highway.

The TTC starting a new bus route through New York state would be a novel concept, but that was weird!

So while we’re on the topic of highways, I have a new appreciation for the 401, as insane as it can get to drive on it these days. Some urban planner was certainly under the influence when they were planning some of the freeways and toll plaza’s in the Garden State. It’s a huge traffic mess when cars are criss-crossing each other to get to their respective exits just after the toll plaza. I highly recommend new signage be posted *before* you reach the toll plaza. They’re a little useless posted *after* the tolls, when its almost impossible to swing to your far left to catch an exit.

Makes the 401 look like a piece of cake, I tell ya!

3 Comments so far

  1. abbas halai (unregistered) on July 27th, 2005 @ 7:24 pm

    yeah having lived in the city (err…that’s what the locals call manhattan) before, i’ve had my troubles with the terrible signage and traffic issues of nyc and surrounding area’s. it’s atrocious. though i think i’m one of the few canadians around who knows how to get into manhattan without paying a toll. heh.


  2. judy (unregistered) on July 28th, 2005 @ 1:10 am

    we road-trip to NYC all the time. so how about helping out a fellow toronto sister and posting that toll-free route into manhattan?! :)


  3. abbas halai (unregistered) on July 28th, 2005 @ 4:13 pm

    err…..it’s pretty complicated. don’t think i’d be able to tell you without referring you to a rand mcnally at the same time. it does involve coming in from the north east and cutting across town on the cross bruckner expwy though and finally entering from the west. you might want to ask some of the nyc metbloggers though for a definite route which they may know off the top of their head. like i said, i need a mcnally in front of me to tell you.



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