Carmageddon is upon us. Why not Go Metro (in many cases for free) while Mulholland comes down? Here’s 22 fantastic, Metro accessible events that will make this lost weekend seem, well, not quite so lost. You may even have a lot of fun. All weekend long there’s the Little Tokyo [continue reading]
FREE fares on subway and select bus lines Free fares in effect on Saturday, July 16 & Sunday, July 17 Line & Main Corridor Line & Main Corridor 2 – Sunset Bl 233 & 761 – Van Nuys Bl 4 & 704 – Santa Monica Bl 234 – Sepulveda Bl, [continue reading]
For all the hype and talk about this weekend’s upcoming 405 closure — aka Carmageddon — I’ve also been a little surprised there hasn’t been more discussion of a pretty basic question: is the 405 project really worth the hassle of closing the freeway? I think so. The I-405 Sepulveda [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. Carmageddon: Is all the hassle L.A.’s “carma”? (KCRW) I wouldn’t normally be inclined to pile on with the 405 closure news, but [continue reading]
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]