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I'll be travelling quite often from San Luis Obispo to Santa Rosa. My nav and Google maps makes me take the 101 to the 880 through Oakland, back to the 101.

An alternate route is 101, 280, 101, or 101 all the way, going through SF/Daly City.

Is there a known less traveled route that is noticeably faster, or am I looking at the same travel time either way?

Thanks ahead for the local tips!
 

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101 all the way, detour as needed depending on traffic.
See that's the thing, I don't know where traffic is always dense or not. I know LA like the back of my hand, but the Bay, I have no clue lol.
 

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^this, 101 will be murder at commute times.

If you're heading NB during evening commute times, I would go 101-85 (cuts the southern corner between 101/280) -280-101, SB though avoid 85 during evening commute times...

Its prolly a bit like LA though, everyone has they're own little ways around traffic :lol:
 

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101 to 85
* exit freeway to bring me coffee at Apple *
85 to 280
Exit 19th Ave and take through GG Park, Presidio, and SF to GG Bridge
101 to Santa Rosa

19th Ave is a quicker way across SF IMO, and 280 is a beautiful stretch of road. 101 is filled with potholes and traffic. I avoid it at all costs.
 

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Holy shit, no matter what you do, don't go through S.F. at any time of day.

Also, a rule of thumb: 80 is always packed between when 580 becomes 80, and el sobrante.
 

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we would need to know exact times to give you any solid answer - traffic patterns can be strange. i would guess going through city is fastest usually

- chuck
 

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lol damn this is getting scientific lol. Well let's see, how about around afternoon/late afternoon, ie, rush hour? I'm screwed? How about the same time frame on weekends?
 

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101>280>101 or 19th Ave like 827i said. :wink:
that probably gets my vote too - but it will be a very long drive

- chuck
 

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I am headed to JDS Uniphase in Santa Rosa for work this weekend, 880>580>Richmond San Rafael Bridge>101 to Santa Rosa
 

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I am headed to JDS Uniphase in Santa Rosa for work this weekend, 880>580>Richmond San Rafael Bridge>101 to Santa Rosa
That's what I did last week. It was ok on the way there. On the way back though... not so much lol.
 

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101>280>101 or 19th Ave like 827i said. :wink:
101 to 85
* exit freeway to bring me coffee at Apple *
85 to 280
Exit 19th Ave and take through GG Park, Presidio, and SF to GG Bridge
101 to Santa Rosa

19th Ave is a quicker way across SF IMO, and 280 is a beautiful stretch of road. 101 is filled with potholes and traffic. I avoid it at all costs.
I heard about 19th ave from someone too today... Ok I'll try this tomorrow! Wish me luck! lol
 

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or else 101 to SF and then exit to Van Ness and then left onto Lombard and onto GG bridge. I took 19th to GG and it took longer than expected...:eek:
 

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Ok I found my golden route! (no pun intended!)

101 N to 85N to 280N to 19th AV to GG Bridge and then back on the 101. Not a soul! Through the 85, I can hit up Pho Hoa in Cupertino real quick too lol.



or else 101 to SF and then exit to Van Ness and then left onto Lombard and onto GG bridge. I took 19th to GG and it took longer than expected...:eek:
On the way back I fucked up and I ended up taking Lombard and Van Ness but that took too long and I ended up backtracking to the 280 anyway, as I didn't trust the 101.

Anyway, thanks a million for all the good tips guys!
 
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