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City Proves Downtown Traffic Lane Not Needed

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Downtown Los Angeles maven and blogger Eric Richardson posted an observation today about street construction and its lack of impact on traffic. Specifically, he speaks of a transformer that's been sitting in the northbound curb lane on 6th street for several weeks. This very lane is designated for traffic during peak hours and parking otherwise, but during rush hour, traffic seems to be been fine.

Richardson ponders... "if the city's content to let the lane sit blocked for weeks at a time, one has to question whether it's really so necessary for traffic after all... if a 'necessary' peak hour traffic lane can be out of service for nearly a month without calamity ensuing, can it really be all that important?"

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