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(Independent News)   California governor says no new freeways after 2006. Yeah. Right.   ( news.independent.co.uk) divider line
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2001-08-22 08:31:07 AM  
2001-08-22 08:35:48 AM  
They need to make the existing one's bigger. I hate traffic.
2001-08-22 09:55:08 AM  
Didn't we learn anything from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
2001-08-22 10:54:51 AM  
I see the idea behind this:
1. Stop building freeways.
2. The existing freeways get extremely overcrowded.
3. Driver get increasingly agitated during their daily commutes.
4. Road rage increases resulting in more people being killed each day in freeway shootouts.
5. Californias population starts decreasing.
6. Less people = less polution and less energy being used.
7. Californias polution and energy crisis is solved.
2001-08-22 12:09:53 PM  
I think that LA has already reached saturation with freeways, maybe they are planning on building a series of catapults and nets so as to "fling" commuters to their destination.

Having spent a week in LA, I do agree with Qwerty2, that less Californians would mean cleaner air
2001-08-22 01:01:43 PM  
2001-08-22 01:03:21 PM  
FACKING EH! Qwerty2 you are a true genius.

We must go out drinking sometime.
2001-08-22 01:06:08 PM  
The governor is banking on flying cars to come out and be popular by 2005.
2001-08-22 01:30:35 PM  
I truly wish people would stop thinking that HelLA defines California as a whole. It dosn't. Most of the rest of California hates LA just as much as you do. We don't have smog (why do I always type smaug?) comming out our eyeballs but we do have traffic.

I am somewhat amused that a British person wrote this aricle and wonder if hes lived and worked in SoCal, or simple had to deal with it in hotels in one-week incriments. To have lived and worked here one might begin to understand the massive problems facing a public transit system. I have been to London as an exchange student. I was utterly astounded by the Underground, but at the same time I could see how it would be much too expensive in SoCal where people like me live litterally 50 miles from their jobsite. We have a huge population but it is spread too far apart to make use of such a system. Perhaps something like what SF has in BART might work, but we (San Diego) already have a trolly system and a train that runs localy. Until these can be expanded and extended (in the case of the trolly made safer) I'm going to keep driving.
2001-08-22 02:51:22 PM  
Has anyone ever thought of actually living IN the city instead of driving in every day?
2001-08-22 04:11:35 PM  
Of course, there's nothing that says there won't be new tollways.
2001-08-22 06:46:35 PM  
Right, like Davis is going to still be in office after the next election.
2001-08-22 08:02:00 PM  
I am not sure if living in the city would be possible. To my understanding housing and apartment cost near l.a. is expensive for your average worker to pay.

I am guessing it is similar to the cost my friend pays for his apartment in Sea/Tac Wash. He pays like 1000 a month for his apartment, which is less than a mile from where he works.

If you live in oklahoma at least here in OKC, you can get an apartment for about 300 to 500 range.
2001-08-22 09:47:48 PM  
Gray Davis is truly a genius. First he fixed the electrical market in california, and now he is fixing transportation. This man is either a covert operative for a foreign government, or he's just one of these people with the ability to touch something and turn it to shiat. Either way lets just hope he doesn't get his hands on nuclear regulatory responsibilties, we'll all be bald, toothless and glowing in the dark.
2001-08-22 10:37:21 PM  
California is nothing more than the aging hippies living next door who refuse to peel the Clinton bumper stickers from their VW van. Quite delusional and very, very strange.
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