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Whether by car, bus, BART or ferry, more people are commuting into San Francisco and surrounding cities than ever before.
While a sign of a thriving job hub (and perhaps a low housing stock), the sheer volume of commuters is no match for public infrastructure, according to SFGATE readers who responded to a 2018 SFGATE survey that asked them to name their biggest complaints about their daily commutes.
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Unsurprisingly, the most common gripes included traffic and delays on public transit.
It’s “the unpredictability of it” that inspires the most frustration for Lesley Andrews of Santa Clara.
“[You] never know if it’s going to take 45 minutes or nearly two hours,” she said.
Other readers cited more interpersonal complications for making a long commute worse,like carpool lane cheaters, wild drivers and, as Ruth Meridjen of Concord said, “loud people” on public trains and buses.
Read more responses in the above gallery.
How could the Bay Area commute be improved? Readers weighed in earlier this month. Read the story here.
This post was originally posted at https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/bay-area-sf-commute-traffic-bart-public-transit-13823735.php.