What’s The Worst Day of the Week to Commute in Washington, DC?

As any DMV resident knows, the DC commute is one of the worst in the country. Between road closures, construction, and constant traffic, getting to work on time is a major hassle. Unfortunately, with the irritating, but necessary, SafeTrack Metro shutdowns, the daily commute has become even more hectic and frustrating. Many of us have had to rely on crowded buses or inconvenient carpooling to avoid the long wait times at stations.

Best and Worst Days on the Roadways

While common commuting folklore suggests that Mondays and Fridays are the quietest days on the road, that doesn’t seem to be true anymore. We tracked the severity of DC traffic over a month long span and found that actually, traffic on Friday was among the worst of the workdays.

Map data: Google, DigitalGlobe

Here’s how the weekdays stack up from least congested to most congested:

  1. Sunday
  2. Saturday
  3. Monday
  4. Thursday
  5. Wednesday
  6. Friday
  7. Tuesday

How Does SafeTrack Affect Washington DC Traffic?

With SafeTrack’s fifth surge now in effect and impacting parts of the Blue, Orange, and Silver Metro lines, we can only imagine how much worse the daily commute has become. Good luck to all the daily DMV commuters and here’s hoping that traffic will calm down once we have a reliable public transit option again.

Of course, you can always arrange for private transportation to get to your destination as well! We’re here to to help.

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