If no steps are taken to ease traffic, the number of miles of congested highways in Orange County will increase dramatically by the year 2010, according to a new study by the Southern California Association of Governments. The map below outlines the currently congested areas, and those that will become so if nothing is done to combat highway gridlock.
Source: Southern California Association of Governments
Life in the not-so-fast-lane doesn't have to be all frayed nerves and acres of brake lights. Taking the "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" advice to new lengths, some Orange County drivers have learned to love our crowded concrete. For another outlook, see today's Orange County Life cover story.