March 26, 2004

my ideal l.a.

Numan Parada's concept Metro subway map for Los Angeles - click to view - it's pretty awesome.

I think this kicks ass. The traffic in L.A. is pretty damn bad - so damn bad, in fact, that I often just stay close to home to avoid it on weekends and evenings. I would LOVE to ride the Metro to my job everyday, as there's a stop right in front of my work in Universal City, but that would mean taking a long bus ride from Glendale to downtown L.A., and then hopping on the Red Line. Speed that trip up to downtown via the proposed "Rose Line", and I would leave my car at home.

Also, having a line across the L.A. basin from downtown to Santa Monica is such an excellent concept, and I think really demands further response from the county governing boards. If I had an opportunity to go out to 3rd Street Promenade, or the Grove, Beverly Center or any number of additional popular meccas, I would be more inclined to spend the extra money I'm saving on gas, hence driving up the economy.

When one thinks of all the major cities around the world: New York, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles... we're the only one without a really intricate, well-developed underground mass transport system.

I encourage people interested in the expansion on rapid mass transit in Los Angeles to take a trip to Friends of the Metro Red Line. I just stumbled across this site, and has reinvigorated my stance for further extensions of the underground transit in L.A.


posted by julie at March 26, 2004 10:54 AM

things people have said

I wish they'd just do it already. Traffic sucks. You know how much more I'd travel around this darned city if we had an intricate and complex Metro system? Probably a lot more convenient, no?

so said: rumbanik at April 2, 2004 12:03 PM



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