Last updateFri, 15 Mar 2019 3pm

Morning rush ‘hour’ now lasts for three and a half hours

According to the Jalisco Secretary of Transportation (Semov), during the last 15 years “rush hour” in Guadalajara’s metropolitan area has grown by 60 minutes.

In 2003, the “hora pico,” as it is known in Mexico, started at 7 a.m. and ended at 9:30 a.m.  Now, SEMOV has determined that the majority of commuters start their daily automotive slog at 5:30 a.m., ending at 9 a.m.

Likewise, the agency, headed by director Ruben Godoy, has found that while the evening rush hour begins at roughly the same time as it did 15 years ago, at 5:30 p.m., the commute doesn’t end until 9 p.m.

In addition, the transportation agency says that no longer is there a significant spike in lunchtime traffic, leading them to conclude that an increasing amount of Tapatios are opting to eat lunch in their offices, rather than jump in their vehicles and hunt for sustenance elsewhere.

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