Sunday, July 17, 2011

We ♥ Carmageddon

L.A.'s much feared "Carmageddon" came and went like a refreshing breeze. This weekend's closure of the 405 between the 10 and the 101 -- the nation's busiest highway -- was predicted to bring "epic" traffic jams of "biblical proportions" to the region, but the exact opposite happened. Beyond surreal views of an eerily empty freeway, the streets were unusually civilized, with very little traffic and good-humored people -- just like Paris in August. We should have this "Karma Heaven" more often. Photos.
UPDATE 07/18/11: Carmageddon: We Won [Kevin Roderick/KCRW]
UPDATE 07/18/11: Dining on the 405 [Curbed LA]
UPDATE 07/18/11: Real Lessons of Carmageddon: Angelenos Aren’t Idiots [LASreetsBlog]

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