So I need to go up to Roundrock one summer afternoon and decided to take the “easy route”… oops. Construction traffic was waiting to make my day just a little less enjoyable. So what you may have heard about driving around Austin being a miserable nightmarish soul crushing experience is true. In this photo you may notice it does not look like there is much work going on, but I assure you further up there were people doing their job. I can only imagine how miserable they must feel working in 100+ degree heat in the middle of the afternoon.

So if you are planning on relocating to Austin Texas it is in your best interest to drive around a bit and make sure wherever you decide to reside is going to not damage your mental health because of the commute. If you are easy to anger or a person who gets road rage or even just a little more impatient than others Austin may not be the best choice for you.

If you are fine spending long hours in your vehicle to go short distance then WELCOME TO AUSTIN! Just remember the money you may save on gasoline being a bit cheaper in Austin (Another topic) than some parts of the country you may burn up just idling. You should not expect to get the MPG your car is rated for. Sadly there are not many public transportation options in the area. Carpooling is a great idea that doesn’t seem to be what Texans like doing

In Some Parts of Austin You Can Beat the Traffic by using Toll Roads

There is another option if you do not mind cracking your wallet and that is the TOLL ROADS. There are not a lot of them and I am against them because they discriminate against lower economic classes, but they do exist. Tip: If you are coming to Austin and are unfamilar with the area be sure to set your navigation to avoid Toll Roads.

I plan on covering a lot of areas with photographs of Austin where traffic is both good (Not many… really depends on day of the week and the time of the day) and maddeningly horrific so visit us again.