Small Town, Big Traffic
I recently moved back in with my mother, in the town of Anaheim Hills. I had lived in an apartment near school and work in Fullerton for nearly two years. Distance wise, the commute is not terribly longer, and I’m still able to get around since I know most of the roads. But the traffic in this town has gotten way out of hand.
Being near the 91 freeway (the parking lot), I pretty much take roads most places anyway. But the roads in and around the freeway have become hopelessly congested during rush hour times. Santa Ana Canyon is the main road that traverses Anaheim Hills, and I’m avoiding it all the time now. There is no construction or any other reason for the congestion besides too many cars. Has the town been overdeveloped (possible), or has the city not been aware of the increasing population and problems that come with it (also possible)? Obviously, some mixture of these things and other factors have contributed to the traffic, but something needs to be done about it. At a city council meeting, the mayor said that he felt our town was largely ignored in the city government. I hope this changes. I already want to move again.