So Far Carmageddon II Is Pretty Pretty Pretty Good
So far the sequel to Carmageddon is kind of a snooze. We haven't even seen it trend on Twitter all day! Fortunately, this is the kind of disappointing sequel that turns out to be mostly good news for Angelenos.
Drivers pretty much heeded the warnings of officials who told them to avoid driving if they could (without the scare tactics of last time). This morning Google Maps showed that the freeways around town were our favorite shade of green.
Later on, traffic got a little hot and heavy on alternate routes including the 101 and 5 freeways, but nothing that was all that unusual for a Saturday afternoon. Valley residents apparently trying to escape 100 degree heat tied up traffic worse than usual in Malibu and Topanga, according to City News Service. Even in the worst reports, we really haven't heard anything even close to approaching the "Armageddon" part of our favorite portmanteau.
The whole project is on schedule, and earlier the Mayor bragged to KNX that it was an hour ahead of time. (This is how we'd imagine Larry David describing it.)
Tomorrow might be be a little trickier for Westsiders who will need to be mindful of Carmageddon II as well as a triathlon.
If you care to watch the demolition for yourself—so far it's only slightly more exciting watching paint dry—My Fox LA has a livestream:
On Carmageddon II Weekend, A Triathlon Will Shut Down City Streets
Interactive Map: Carmageddon II Discounts All Around Town
ARTmageddon: Website Provides Guide to Art Events September 29 and 30
Escape from LA: C.I.C.L.E.'s Carmageddon Valley Ride