In so many ways, despite all it has going for it, Los Angeles is an ugly city. I blame this on the fact that it has been scaled and arranged to accommodate the all-mighty automobile. The Los Angeles region’s freeways, while impressive in their sheer immensity and ubiquity (and sometimes, [continue reading]
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The Gold Line to East Los Angeles is not yet open — that is scheduled for November — but an extension of the light rail line is already rolling through the planning stages. Four proposed routes for the line was recently whittled to a list of two: one along the [continue reading]
It’s easy to picture L.A. as a railway hub. We have the trains to prove it. But we also at one time had one of the most extensive streetcar systems in the country.
Nearly 100,000 fans are expected to converge on the Rose Bowl this Sunday, Oct. 25, for the 7 p.m. U2 concert — the largest on the band’s world “360 Tour.” Heavy traffic, congested streets and limited parking are expected around the stadium. In other words, the usual traffic mayhem associated [continue reading]