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Trying to make sense out of getting around

Are you a ‘mega-commuter’?

About 8.1 percent of U.S. workers have commutes of 60 minutes or longer, and nearly 600,000 full-time “mega commuters” travel at least 90 minutes and 50 miles. The average one-way daily commute for workers across the country is 25.5 minutes, and one in four commuters leave their county to work. These figures come from the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey, which was released Tuesday. The San Francisco area heads the list, with 2.09 percent of its workforce categorized… Read More »

Worst road in Sonoma County is …

This year’s worst road in Sonoma County is Lichau Road, a scenic, country route that winds up into the hills east of Rohnert Park. At least that’s the verdict of Road Warrior readers who responded to our second annual poll last month, voting for a total of 87 roads. Runner-ups were Spring Hill Road west of Petaluma, Sonoma Mountain Road between Bennett Valley and Glen Ellen and Frei Road north of Sebastopol. Lichau and Frei were runners-up in last year’s… Read More »