3.5 out of 10

I-- 880, Downtown

37.3533294102839 -121.91221880226
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Eating Out
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5

"HIghway madness"

San Jose’s lovely interstate 880 is a swarm of mass confusion. What is already notoriously the most congested highway in the Bay Area, 880 actually merges with 680, 101 AND 280, making it a completely chaotic driving experience, even on evenings and weekends.

Given its eastern location, it runs through some fairly colorful neighborhoods of East San Jose. As the town is so block-by-block, it is impossible to make any generalizations, but it is probably good practice to takea good look at where you are pulling off if you are not familiar for the area.

However, like most of Northern California, drivers here are polite – unbelievably so, in fact. It takes living on the East Coast to appreciate Californians’ respect for other drivers – and for their car horns, which are used sparingly.
  • Polite drivers
  • Access to many areas
  • Great weather
  • Very crowded
  • Runs through some questionable neighborhoods
  • Confusing to drive on

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