The Traffic Lab team is seeking stories from people on how they avoid or survive long, daily commutes.

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A Seattle-area custom or curse, let’s face it: We all have strategies to avoid or survive long, daily commutes.

The Traffic Lab team is seeking stories from commuters on how they manage the area’s intense gridlock.

Maybe you’ve started meditating. Perhaps you hit the gym after work to avoid the evening traffic mess. Or, maybe you’ve made more significant changes, such as relocating your job or home, to cut down on roadway-related headaches.

Traffic Lab is a Seattle Times project that digs into the region’s thorny transportation issues, spotlights promising approaches to easing gridlock, and helps readers find the best ways to get around. It is funded with the help of community sponsors Alaska Airlines, CenturyLink, Kemper Development Co., NHL Seattle, PEMCO Mutual Insurance Company and Seattle Children’s hospital. Seattle Times editors and reporters operate independently of our funders and maintain editorial control over Traffic Lab content.

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Whatever your method for coping — big or small — we’d like to know.

Contact reporter Jessica Lee at or 206-464-2532 to share your story through Feb. 22.