When I talk to people in my daily commute, I always hear them talk about how they feel they have to go somewhere where there’s more traffic than they could ever hope to manage, so they can get to work.
For some people, the answer to this is to move.
But for the majority of Milwaukeeites, traffic isn’t just about the traffic itself.
It’s also about the people who live there.
Milwaukee, like many of the state’s urban centers, has a reputation as a great place to drive.
But when it comes to traffic, the numbers tell a very different story.
In the last five years, traffic has skyrocketed in Milwaukee, a trend that’s accelerated in recent years.
As of this week, the city has about 40,000 cars per day, or more than six times the national average.
In fact, Milwaukee has more than twice as many vehicles per person as New York City, which has about 2.4 people per person.
And while many people live in the city, the vast majority of traffic is concentrated in neighborhoods that are less dense, making Milwaukee a less-transparent and less-segregated place for traffic.
When it comes right down to it, it’s not just Milwaukee that has a traffic problem.
It has an epidemic of traffic, which is causing more and more residents to suffer traffic-related health issues.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Milwaukee is a hub of traffic.
Between 2003 and 2015, the number of cars on the road in the City of Milwaukee rose from about 4,000 to 8,000.
The average daily volume of traffic was about 3,000 vehicles per day in 2015.
In 2015, traffic killed five people in the United States.
In 2016, traffic fatalities in the U.S. nearly tripled to about 3.4 million, and the number in Milwaukee nearly quadrupled to nearly 10,000, according to a new report from the nonprofit advocacy group Streetsblog.
Accordingly, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has a goal of getting 100,000 fewer cars on Milwaukee’s roads by 2040, a goal that will be hard to achieve if traffic continues to rise.
But despite the spike in traffic in Milwaukee’s neighborhoods, there are still plenty of people who feel that they can’t cope with the congestion.
Many of them have decided to move out of the city altogether.
“There’s definitely an element of fear when it’s a car ride,” said one resident of the neighborhood that I visited.
“But if you’ve got an emergency situation, you can always use the bus or ride your bike, or take public transportation.”
A common argument made against moving is that it will slow down traffic and make it harder to get around.
But according to the report, there is no evidence to support this argument.
“There is a huge amount of evidence to show that if you have a car and it’s full of people and people are moving at high speed, you’re going to slow down the traffic,” said Matt Siegel, executive director of the Milwaukee chapter of the American Automobile Association.
“It’s going to cause more congestion.”
The other argument made is that the cost of moving will be too much for some residents.
A 2015 study by the Wisconsin Economic Research Institute estimated that the median household income in Milwaukee could increase by $2,200, or $25 a year.
And the average cost of housing in the neighborhood would increase by nearly $2.4, according the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Despite these high prices, residents still see moving as a viable option.
“We’re in a very tough economic climate right now,” said a resident of one of the neighborhoods I visited who asked not to be named.
“The idea of moving out of Milwaukee makes me feel like I can still afford to buy a home, and that’s the only reason I’m staying.
But it’s really not the case.”
There’s no shortage of other reasons to stay in Milwaukee.
The city has the largest concentration of people in its population in the entire state, with roughly 6,500 people per square mile.
This concentration is expected to grow in the coming years as more people move into the city.
In addition, residents of the surrounding suburbs are seeing the cost and traffic impacts of the traffic problem in greater detail.
“A lot of these communities have had some sort of population loss, which makes moving a challenge,” said Siegel.
“So they’re going through this adjustment process to see if there’s any way they can afford to keep their homes.”