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LAist Quiz: Surface Streets Edition

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LAist has had occasion to be out and about the city more than usual this week, which has prompted the use of many nearly-forgotten shortcuts—because anything is better than the 101 during rush hour. With that in mind, LAist is including two favorite traffic manipulations that have saved us minutes while commuting:

• Westside to Melrose: Venice Boulevard east to Hauser north (passing through Park LaBrea), which becomes Martel at 3rd. Sure, stop signs suck, but not nearly as much as La Cienega.

• From points south to Santa Monica without Lincoln: Walgrove north-west, which becomes 23rd, to Pico west; north on 11th takes you straight downtown.

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What are some other favorite side-street shortcuts for avoiding the inevitable traffic pitfalls of our fair city?