Originally published by Marketplace.

“Part of what’s going to end up happening is a lot of truck traffic that had gone over the Key Bridge is now going to be going through the suburbs, and that’s going to cause problems on [Interstate] 695, which is the beltway in Baltimore,” said Michael Bader. He runs the 21st Century Cities Initiative at Johns Hopkins University.

All that time in the car can make people grumpy — and sad. Bader pointed out there’s research that shows long commutes tend to be linked to bad moods. 

“But it also is just time. So that’s time you’re not spending with family, it’s time you’re not spending exercising, it’s time you’re not spending doing other things,” he said.

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