Reducing the commute
Monday, September 18, 2017
Nobody enjoys sitting in traffic. Lengthy commutes have a negative impact on both mental and physical health. Those who regularly sit in traffic report increased blood pressure as well as neck and back pain. There’s also evidence to show people with longer commutes are more likely to be overweight.
One of the main arteries in our region, I-5, happens to be the business interstate in the country. Reducing congestion is one of the Caltrans’ primary goals over the next 5 years. It’s investing $1.9 billion to improve southern segments along the Santa Ana Freeway.
Among the improvements are: carpool lanes for vehicles with two or more passengers, a mixed-flow lane for all motorists, pedestrian bridges and upgrades for on-ramps and off-ramps.