Started by LongBlade, September 23, 2012, 10:25:35 PM
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Quote"Carmageddon II" -- the sequel -- is coming to one of the nation's most crowded freeways, and authorities are hoping its subtitle won't be "The Traffic Strikes Back."Transportation officials say what they would like to see during the last weekend of September is a rerun of last year's two-day closure, when hundreds of thousands of motorists dodged doomsday predictions by staying away until the busy, 10-mile stretch of Interstate 405 reopened. It was one of the lightest freeway traffic weekends anyone in Los Angeles could remember.Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/09/23/la-preps-for-freeway-closure-and-carmageddon-ii
Quote from: bayonetbrant on September 24, 2012, 07:33:29 AM^ let me tell you, until you've tried to drive around SoCal, especially during afternoon rush hour, you have -zero- frame of reference for the monumental volume of traffic you're talking about there.I hate driving in DC, but that's an afternoon Raleigh commute compared to SoCal. The sprawl is just so unbelievable... You come down the pass from the high desert into San Bernardino, and head toward Santa Monica, and it's 3 hours of off-ramps and strip malls from Ontario to San Dimas to Monterey Park through LA to Santa Monica. And if you try to go "around" the worst of the sprawl, well... you end up in Tijuana. Keep in mind, you're talking about stringing together 5-8 cities (not including LA proper) that each have the combined population of both Dakotas plus Wyoming. And unlike DC, where there's a few waterways to constrict the sprawl (and therefore the traffic), there's none of that in SoCal, so people just spread out everywhere.DC traffic is nuts, but SoCal's traffic is otherwordly. There's probably as many cars south of the 805 area code and west of I215 as there are in Japan.
Quote from: The Puss on September 25, 2012, 03:29:54 PMThank LB for this post, will be driving for the first time in and around LA starting a week on Thursday. As Sir Alex Ferguson would say "it is squeaky bottom time".
Quote from: The Puss on September 26, 2012, 04:39:04 PMMy family are now driving me to Santa Barbara to pick up a hire car there. There goes the spirit of Mad Max, I feel like someone has ripped my balls off :(