We need to have another So Cal TCL meet
guy guys guy... what is tcl going to think of us californians if we cant even get along with each other. we need to be united against the car lounge hate for cali
In 2003 I started an internship with a company on mid-Wilshire Blvd, and was staying with a friend in Lancaster. That was back when $1.50/gal gas was "expensive," so it seemed like a good idea at the time.
The shortest, most freeway, least surface streets, most direct route was the taking the 14, to I-5, to the 405, and then off at Wilshire. HOLY ****... I did that once and determined to avoid using that route ever again. The 405 is a nightmare on a good day. Even my alternate highway route subjected me to the terrible going home merge between the 405 and I-5 North, because god forbid there be a way to the 14 without going through that choke point of death.
My favorite driving route became this, for obvious reasons,
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and any trips on the 405 were limited to needing to go to LAX. It's just a terrible road.
The Angeles National Forest on the other hand... I'm lucky I did not dead driving the way I did on that road at age 18. Never had more fun commuting in my life.
The SFV is barely connected to the rest of civilization. The same goes for the Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita Valley.
Without the political and municipal boundaries... LA County and Orange County are essential one giant entity.
1. No one ever wrote a song about Glendora.
2. You guys have bears everywhere.
The LA Metro rail system has the 2nd highest ridership of any urban rail system in the US. LA also has the largest bus network in the US. And we have the 4th largest commuter rail system by ridership in the US.
More people commute to work via public transportation in LA than Chicago.
I like rolling off my couch and walk across the street to my Coffee Bean, at any time of the day.
Last edited by bzcat; 05-11-2012 at 03:33 PM.
As it stands now, I can drive to work in under 25 minutes, or I can walk half a mile, take two buses and get to work in 90 minutes. the sad choice is clear (and that doesn't mean find a new job!).