The worst places to drive this Thanksgiving; plus AAA’s car-sharing service, Gig, expands to SFO

SAN FRANCISCO – Greater than six million Californians are anticipated to travel a lot more than 50 miles from your home this Thanksgiving while using the vast vast majoritymore than 5 million – hitting the highways, in accordance to AAA.

For Bay Area motorists, AAA gurus say the worst time to travel will be over the afternoon commute beginning as early as Tuesday, when holiday travel mixes using the typical employee slog. And, they encouraged some freeways, specially inside the East and North bays, to avoid:

I-80 E @ Pinole Valley Road
I-580 E @ Santa Rita Road/Tassajara Road
I-80 W @ Bay Bridge
I-680 N @ Calaveras Road
CA-37 E @ Wilson Avenue
I-880 N @
twenty third Avenue
CA-24 E @ I-680
US-101 N @ Petaluma Boulevard
CA-1 N @ US-101
I-80 E @ I-80/I-580

But it is not just freeways which might be expected to induce problems about the holidays. Airports, much too, are expected for being crammed, AAA claims, with one more 700,000 Californians predicted to fly to their turkey dinners.

Plane passengers heading for the Bay Area may have a better time of it, nevertheless. AAA’s Northern California chapter introduced this week it is growing its car-sharing service, Gig, to the San Francisco International Airport on Wednesday.

Contrary to lots of its competition, Gig is a short-term car or truck rental service that enables customers to fall the vehicle off in a very distinct place than exactly where they picked it up. It launched previously this yr in Oakland and Berkeley.

Starting Wednesday, prospects can get automobiles at designated spots in the airport’s Park ‘N Fly great deal and then generate them back to your East Bay or vice versa. There is no parking price, organization reps explained. Gig also has cars and trucks parked near the Oakland Global Airport’s Park ‘N Fly lot.

And, to make it even easier to motorists to maneuver all over, AAA is usually offering it is Tipsy Tow service, which makes it possible for anybody, including people who will be not AAA members, to call for a absolutely free 10-mile tow and ride property.

The service starts off at six p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 23 and may run as a result of 6 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 24. Everything over and above the original ten miles is billed at typical towing charges. Roadside assistance just isn’t integrated.

Phone: 1-800-AAA-HELP and state “Tipsy Tow” for just a elevate.