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How Many Lanes Does it Take to get to the Center of a Valley Galleria?

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Here's an interesting tidbit from Sherman Oaks. At the Valley's busiest intersection, Sepulveda and Ventura, you need to cross 17 lanes of traffic to get from one corner to its catty corner. Oy vey! Would this be one of those intersections slated for a diagonal crosswalk the Mayor spoke about last week?

And for those who use public transportation and end up walking many of these large intersections, Metro had a big meeting yesterday. One huge issue that will strike up some debate is that they began steps toward putting a new local half cent sales tax measure on the November ballot. If passed by voters, the money also could be used for not just public transit, but street and highway improvements.

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Also, at the same meeting, Mayor Villaraigosa sought to find private funding for the 'Subway to the Sea,' the board voted on bringing tolls to the 10 and 210 freeways and a proposal to cut or reduce service on 29 bus lines was rejected.