Comparison Noted

When we did an article last summer on Regina’s downtown traffic challenges caused by construction the term we used was “Roadmaggedon”.

This weekend in Los Angeles, where a 16 km stretch on typically grid-locked Interstate 405 (pictured left) has been shut down to permit the partial demolition of a bridge as part of a $1 billion freeway widening project the term they opted for to describe the potential chaos if car-crazy Angelinos didn’t make a half-assed effort to not drive everywhere like they usually do was “Carmaggedon”.

Of course, once the freeway is widened all of L.A.’s traffic problems will be solved. Right?

Author: Gregory Beatty

Greg Beatty is a crime-fighting shapeshifter who hatched from a mutagenic egg many decades ago. He likes sunny days, puppies and antique shoes. His favourite colour is not visible to your puny human eyes. He refuses to write a bio for this website and if that means Whitworth writes one for him, so be it.

2 thoughts on “Comparison Noted”

  1. Did you see that Tom Vanderbilt (author of Traffic) issued a challenge over Twitter this weekend to JetBlue. JetBlue was offering flights over the 405 for $4; Vanderbilt opined that bikes could probably cover the 30 miles faster than a plane…and he was right. The plane finished behind the bikes, and a rollerblader(!).

  2. Oops, there should be a “?” at the end of the first sentence. Don’t you just hate people who make their rhetorical questions into statements.

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