The Corpus Christi Caller-Times announced that Corpus Christi had ranked 3rd among 100 cities across the nation as one of the best cities to drive in. Although this may sound weird considering residents concerns over our potholes and congestion, there are a number of factors that kept Corpus on the brighter side. The survey, conducted by WalletHub, takes a look at car theft rates, gas prices and annual hours of traffic delays. Once all the data was digested, Corpus Christi appeared to be doing pretty well for itself compared to other major cities.
The city of Corpus Christi has taken great strides towards creating a safer and more comfortable road system. They’ve started construction on major parts of the grid and have also begun to lay out an extensive plan for bikers in the community to be able to share the road. There is no denying the improvements that have been made. Over the past few year’s we have heard, watched and voted on the city’s agenda for repairing the streets in Corpus Christi. However, changes are still coming. Andy Leal, interim director of street operations, said that there is plenty more to look forward to. “We have a lot more to do, and it can’t be done overnight,” Leal said. Here is a look at how Corpus Christi, and the other Texas cities, stacked up against the nation.