So far the evening commute has also been decent; apparently many people took advantage of free mass transit today. However, the news outlets are all predicting that by the end of the week, many drivers will have resumed commuting by nearly-empty car.
Earlier I posted an anxious musing on the situation. A more optimistic possibility about the impact of the freeway collapse also occurs to me: perhaps more commuters will realize they have mass-transit options and will continue using them long after the MacArthur Maze has been repaired. Perhaps our local governments will take this opportunity to expand our mass-transit options. Perhaps the Bay Area will reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.