As many of you are surely aware, there’s been several homemade videos floating around the web about Carmageddon. Here’s one that is G rated — as in “government website appropriate” — and is quite funny.
I-405 Closure Counter widget to transform into live stream of images of Carmageddon at midnight on Friday
When the I-405 Countdown to Closure clock rolls into zero at midnight on July 16, the by-now onerous warning will morph into high-definition images streamed live from metro.net for a world-wide view of the demolition work on the Mulholland Bridge during Carmageddon weekend. The countdown clock, a web widget downloadable in [continue reading]
Here is the new PSA from the Office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on the 405 shutdown over the Sepulveda Pass that begins late Friday evening and is scheduled to last until 5 a.m. Monday.
Check out the preview above of a 30-minute program on Carmageddon that was produced by UCLA and is scheduled to air tonight at 8 p.m. and again Friday at 9:30 p.m. on KCET. UCLA’s sprawling campus in Westwood is, of course, directly impacted by this weekend’s closure of the 405 [continue reading]
Here is a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by us and the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the library’s blog. Fast lane to gridlock (L.A. Times) Smart column by architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne on Carmageddon. In his view, the impact of the [continue reading]
By now readers have hopefully digested the hint: Avoid driving this weekend, particularly near the 405 freeway and instead enjoy some down time in your own neighborhood. There really is no better way to do the latter than on a bicycle. It’s faster than walking, provides some exercise and there’s [continue reading]
Those who use and/or rely on paratransit services should read the following news release from Access — paratransit vehicles will not have any special access this weekend due to the 405 closure and customers should expect delays: ACCESS ASKS PARATRANSIT RIDERS TO PREPARE FOR I-405 CLOSURE WEEKEND OF JULY 15-17 [continue reading]
Some preliminary good news for Carmageddon: as of 8:15 a.m. Monday morning, the National Weather Service is predicting decent weather for this weekend in the San Fernando Valley. See the forecast above, taken from the NWS website. If the forecast holds, it will certainly help not to have blazing hot [continue reading]
Here’s one of the more unusual news releases I’ve seen regarding the shutdown of the 405 over the Sepulveda Pass next weekend:
Here is a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by us and the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the library’s blog. Angeleno apocalypse: Carmageddon (Time) The weekly magazine muses about the impact of next weekend’s 405 shutdown on our collective psyches and trots [continue reading]