Traffic stinks. And it's getting even stinkier.
That's according to the annual Metropolitan Transportation Commission's annual study of the nine-county Bay Area. Delays caused by congestion rose about 10 percent from 2015 to 2016 -- and if you go back to 2010, the congestion has jumped by 80 percent, according to the report. Congested delay is when you're slugging by at 35 mph.
For the second consecutive year, the Bay Area's worst evening commute is the 6-mile stretch that runs along northbound Highway 101, starting from Interstate 280, to eastbound Interstate 80 to the Yerba Buena Island Tunnel in San Francisco.
Westbound Interstate 80 between Hercules and San Francisco’s Fremont Street remains the slowest morning commute, the study noted, a problem that now stretches until 7 p.m. The MTC now counts this as the Bay Area’s second-worst commute.
1. Highway 101 north, from I-280, and continuing on I-80 east, to Yerba Buena Island Tunnel during weekday evenings.
2. I-80 west, all day, from Hercules to Fremont Street, San Francisco.
3. Highway 101 south from Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, to Oakland Road, San Jose, during during p.m. hours.
4. I-680 south from Mission Boulevard, Fremont, to Andrade Road, near Sunol, during p.m. hours.
5. I-880 north from Mowry Avenue, Fremont, to Winton Avenue, Hayward, during p.m. hours.
6. I-280 south from Foothill Expressway, Mountain View, to 7th,10th and Virginia streets, San Jose, during p.m. hours.
7. I-80, east from West Grand Avenue, Oakland, to Gilman Street, Berkeley, during p.m. hours.
8. I-680 north from Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon, to Contra Costa Boulevard, Pleasant Hill, during p.m. hours.
9. Highway 24 east from interstates 580/980 interchange, Oakland, to Interstate 680, Walnut Creek, during p.m. hours.
10. Highway 4 east from Morello Avenue, Martinez, to Port Chicago Highway, Concord, during p.m. hours.