I'm signed up to get daily transportation headlines from the Los Angeles Metro Library and Archive, so it's not like I can avoid the news of the impending Carmageddon; that is, the planned closure of Interstate 405 for a fifty-three hour period focused around July 16th and 17th - an entire weekend where the five hundred thousand cars that normally use that route will have to find another one.
In Los Angeles.
Good luck with that.
Even when everything's normal, traffic is an inescapeable presence in Los Angeles - it's just that some times are better than others. Take this one, for instance, from December 2009; this is a southward look toward the Hollywood Freeway, U.S. Route 101, from the Hollywood Bowl Overlook off Mulholland Drive. For those people heading into the city, it looks surprisingly smooth.
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