L.A. Traffic

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  1. Arbo

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    To Fight Gridlock, a City Synchronizes Every Red Light


    LOS ANGELES — To combat its infamous traffic, Los Angeles has built subways and light rail lines. It has widened highways and added car pool, toll and bus-only lanes. But the roads have remained stubbornly clogged, creating a drag on commerce and the quality of life that has persisted here for generations.

    Now, in the latest ambitious and costly assault on gridlock, Los Angeles has synchronized every one of its 4,500 traffic signals across 469 square miles — the first major metropolis in the world to do so, officials said — raising the almost fantastical prospect, in theory, of driving Western Avenue from the Hollywood Hills to the San Pedro waterfront without stopping once.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/02/us/to-fight-gridlock-los-angeles-synchronizes-every-red-light.html?partner=MYWAY&ei=5065&_r=1&


    Good traffic in LA? :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
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    Something to ponder:

    Traffic lights that are synchonized for 35 mph will also work at 70 mph.
     
  3. Arbo

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    Until it rains...

    People from SoCal cannot drive in the rain.:laugh:
     
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    I'm not so sure that they know how to drive when it ISN'T raining!! :BangHead:
     
  5. Bob Alkire

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    I agree with you. I traveled this country for over 47 years and LA, Miami, Louisville, NYC are by far the worse places that I have driven in, but my town is catching up but most of the folks living here now are from NYC and NJ.
     

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