Saturday, July 12, 2008

Cape Traffic, Constant on Summer Weekends

I always ask guests to give me an approximate time of arrival, but realize no one can predict how heavy traffic will be on a specific day. Traffic is a real problem and nuisance on weekends here on Cape Cod. Everyone gets on the road at once, creating grid-lock. People coming, people going, all trying to get somewhere as quickly as possible. Sometimes traffic simply stops moving, as it did today outside Boston, way before travelers even encountered Route 6. It is possible to check the traffic now on the Internet. To find out whether to leave later, consult this website. It is also possible to watch cars crossing the Sagamore Bridge here. (The cars in this photo were heading up to Provincetown over Fourth of July weekend.)