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How Do You Get Across Town During Rush Hour?

Photograph by Sean Pavone/via iStock.

DC traffic is not for the faint of heart. But some drivers have secret strategies—shortcuts, if you will—for getting across town in rush hour.

Are you one of them? We’re looking for savvy drivers to share their tips, for an upcoming story. Is there a street you avoid at all costs? An avenue that you love because traffic always zips along? Leave us a comment here or on Facebook, tweet @washingtonian, or e-mail Sherri Dalphonse ( with your best strategies for navigation.

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Sherri Dalphonse joined Washingtonian in 1986 as an editorial intern, and worked her way to the top of the masthead when she was named editor-in-chief in 2022. She oversees the magazine’s editorial staff, and guides the magazine’s stories and direction. She lives in DC.