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A 28-year old man was fatally struck while riding south in northbound lanes of traffic on the Dan Ryan Expressway Sunday. State police say it was an accident.
Some fans around the Metroplex will tell you that the game-day traffic around Cowboys Stadium isn’t all that bad, certainly better than that of the now-imploded Texas Stadium; some other fans will tell you that, for lack of a better term, the traffic sucks on a level that elevates the entire concept of suckiness, worthy of a passage in Dante’s Inferno, as bad as Slap Shot 2.
Well, according to a recent study conducted by GPS navigation firm TomTom, reality falls on the side of those who see game-day traffic as a subtle form of torture--but it could be worse. Dallas has the fourth worst game-day traffic of any NFL city, better only than Washington, Buffalo and New England.
TomTom took data from drivers on non-game days, including average speeds, and compared that to data from game days--deducing that, around Cowboys Stadium, drivers’ speeds slow by 41% when the Cowboys have a game. The results of the study came as a shock to some, like Arlington City Councilwoman Sheri Capehart.
"I am surprised," she said, per the Dallas Morning News. "Traffic was a concern from the beginning, but it hasn't been an issue since the stadium opened. We expected the traffic to be much worse than it really is."
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