Like cool Vista gadgets? Here’s an interactive, AJAX based tool that shows traffic in your zip code on major highways. It’s refreshed every 2 minutes and hopefully your city is included in the list. Metro area traffic currently supported in this gadget includes Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St Louis, Tampa, Washington DC. You can download the gadget here.
Do not be fooled by the graphic. The traffic in Seattle area is not this good. I took the screen shot on a Sunday afternoon.
By the way, if you have gone through the trouble to make Google your default search engine in Internet Explorer, when prompted, DO NOT make Live Search your default search engine.