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(ABC Local)   Los Angeles tops U.S. cities with the worst traffic congestion in the nation. Study was finished a week ago but just came in on the 405   ( abclocal.go.com) divider line
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2014-03-07 06:25:59 PM  
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Truther: Another reason to not live in LA


If only more people felt that way.  Unfortunately, the multitude of U-Hauls seem to be pointed towards, and not away, from LA.
2014-03-07 10:49:40 PM  
1 vote:

jtips: Living in LA after growing up in Boston: nothing I've seen out here compares at all to the scene in Boston.
Never again.


In Boston, it was faster to take the subway 5 miles with 2 transfers than it was to take the bus 1 mile.

And it was faster to bike than to do either of those.

/I suppose I could have walked, but hey, I'm lazy.
2014-03-07 07:36:17 PM  
1 vote:

Baloo Uriza: Nogale: Surface streets, people, surface streets.

My parents live in L.A. and my dad will NOT stay off the frickin' 405 - there have been times when we've been approaching an interchange, like from the 10, and seen that traffic is starting to back up, and rather than taking the closest exit, he'll keep on the damn road until traffic. slows. to. a. crawl.

Depends on the region.  Here (Oklahoma) people will tend to default to the surface streets because we have zero tolerance for speeding or slowing.  1 MPH over the maximum or 1 MPH under the minimum is ample reason to get a ticket here (and yes, the courts have upheld these).  So if you're listening to traffic or you have it on your nav system, and you see slow traffic ahead on the motorway, you bail ASAP so you don't get caught on the motorway under the minimum speed limit.  This means common alternate routes (like 51st Street, 71st Street, Mingo Road, Memorial Drive, and Historic US 66 1932-1972) tend to  suck balls if some asshole gets creamed and the expressway backs up.  Or it's a sunny Friday or Saturday, in which Garnett, Memorial and 71st not only have their normal traffic, but you also get a lot of people in their show-off (or track cars on Garnett, esp. towards the dragstrip) out cruising those boulevards just for the sake of cruising.

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They're not joking.



I grew up in Oklahoma, and still drive in the Norman/OKC areas when I'm there visiting family.  Nothing I've experienced in that area compares to L.A. or Atlanta.  In fact, I can't tell you the number of times my sister, who lives in Norman, has said, "Don't use route XXX...traffic along that road is horrible," when, in fact, the traffic hardly even registered in my brain as noteworthy traffic at all.
2014-03-07 03:45:10 PM  
1 vote:
JimmyFartpants:

Thanks for warning others, because you're right.

L.A. is an ugly, overcrowded shiathole.



I wish more non Angelenos felt the same way you do. Then maybe they'd stop moving here.
2014-03-07 01:18:02 PM  
1 vote:
meyerkev: 
And slightly more importantly (since there is NO transit worth taking), San Jose.

There's nothing important about San José.
2014-03-07 12:31:03 PM  
1 vote:

Truther: Another reason to not live in LA


Good. Don't come here. And spread the word to your friends. You guys wouldn't like it, trust me.
2014-03-07 09:40:15 AM  
1 vote:
Surface streets, people, surface streets.

My parents live in L.A. and my dad will NOT stay off the frickin' 405 - there have been times when we've been approaching an interchange, like from the 10, and seen that traffic is starting to back up, and rather than taking the closest exit, he'll keep on the damn road until traffic. slows. to. a. crawl.

He really is an intelligent man, there are just certain aspects of coping with life that get the better of him.
 
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