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One Small Step for Traffic

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For the divorced lady with four cats
We love getting comments here at LAist, especially when we can do a follow up. For Laurie of Crazy Aunt Purl (who gets an average of around 70-some comments per post), who commented this yesterday:

I just want the Mayor to try to get on the 101 at White Oak each morning for an entire week, and then we can talk about traffic light timing.

If you look at the above picture of the Operation Bottleneck Relief (OBR) study, you'll notice that the 101 and White Oak has a light green dot placed there. What does that mean? It means "Capitol and/or Operational Improvements Required." If you are curious about the light blue dot at Burbank and Sepulveda, it tells us that further studies are required. Forest Green tells us that it is resolved... whatever that means.

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Survey Mayor Says...
“While we won’t fix the traffic problem with a single initiative, it’s important that we push the envelope and constantly work to find creative and innovative ways to use our resources to alleviate traffic."

Traffic Past and the Ghost of Traffic Yet To Come
This past year, we have seen the banning of construction during rush hour, deployed traffic officers at over 50 of Los Angeles’ most congested intersections, the repairing of potholes, synchronized traffic signals along the Ronald Reagan and 405/San Diego Freeway Corridors, and the Gridlock Tiger Team.

We can look forward to a comprehensive strategy to improve the flow of traffic, expanded bus service along the 405 Freeway Corridor, the “subway to the sea,” a complete the Downtown Connector, extended bus service to the San Gabriel Valley, improved highway safety, extended carpool lanes on the 405 Freeway and the abolition of freeway bottlenecks.

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