Some Carmageddon ll Thoughts and Tweets I saw Today
In downtown LA and many other places, not as quiet as last year. Last year was glorious. I wish it could turn into a yearly event. It seems for this day, people are pretty much staying away from the 405 on the West Side. Not so much on many of the our surface streets and other So Cal freeways. Still, all in all, if this is as bad as it gets – we’re good. Though tomorrow a different story may unfold. Tomorrow, September 30th, major surface street closures are in place for the Herbalife Triathlon, where thousands are expected, some to participate and some to watch and cheer the triathletes on.
Here is a close up of the photo from the @NadaNasr ‘s tweet above…
The last Carmageddon was a one of a kind experience for LA. I guess it was too much to hope for that it could be the same again this year.
Contrary to our rush hour(s) much of the driving for this Carmageddon seems to be by choice. Many people made plans for a “Carmageddon ll Weekend” this year. A plan to stay away from the West Side, and for many to get into their car, go and do elsewhere. As people choose their automobiles, rather than have a car-free Carmageddon, then this weekend will be like every other day, we will sit, forever in our cars.
Ultimately, it is always a choice, we make them everyday.
Do your part and don’t drive for the rest of the weekend. Try Metro. Don’t know where to start? Go to Metro to get help for planning your route -bike, walk, stay local. Only drive if you must. Let’s finish this with a flourish. Do your part.