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Wilshire Subway Watch: "mad, unreasonable, debilitating road-rage"
On a personal blog called ...yep by a guy named Glenn, the Los Angeles transit system is examined. Glenn has never taken the subway in L.A. before and he commutes one-hour by car everyday. He's not complaining though, "it’s just a way of life here in the city," he states pragmatically. He finds it to be "a fairly pleasant experience" and listening to podcasts on his iPod is a much better choice than some local radio.
However, he thinks Los Angeles is too far along in development (as to Irvine when it was master planned) and too spread out for a fully effective transit system:
I think we should just suck it up as Angelenos and stop trying to waste tax dollars on a problem that can’t be solved. You can’t have it all, and when you think about it Los Angeles has it pretty good. 85 and sunny is the year round forecast. You’re never more than an hour from the beach, but you’re never more than an hour from hiking and snowboarding either. The entire world’s cuisine can be found here, and any minute you can become famous for anything. If you want my advice, just deal with the traffic like I do: with mad, unreasonable, debilitating road-rage.
85, sunny, beach, hiking, snow, food. He's right -- us hedonists have it pretty damn good. But we can still have it better and should never stop fighting for that. With that said, get ready for subway construction causing more of what it is supposed to help cure.
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