Attending a waterfront school along the shores of Key Biscayne has its perks, like getting to witness the flaming sunset in the mornings when crossing the bridge. In the mornings, the bridge brings a sense of serenity and calmness to a student. By the time 3 p.m. hits, all sense of tranquility is replaced with chaos. Students brace themselves for what has become a part of their journey home: Miami’s atrocious traffic
Miami was named number ten in the world for having the most congested traffic. A global analysis firm, INRIX, has collected data from over 1,360 cities around the world. The firm observed the average amount of hours spent in gridlock traffic. The results displayed that Miami residents spend an average of 64 hours a year stuck in traffic. These 64 hours were during the usual rush hour times of 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Most locals spend most of their time stuck in Dolphin Expressway and MacArthur Causeway.
Miami residents are also among the most stressed commuters. Robert Half, a human resourcing consulting firm, conducted a study with 27 major cities in the United States. Between the time spent staring at exhaust pipes and waiting for the Metrorail to arrive locals bound to become tense. This earned Miamians their number two ranking for most stressed-out commuters. Miami may be known for its scenic beaches and diverse cuisine, but in recent years its reputation for its dense traffic is flourishing.