I’m in Northern California and telecommute into the Vast Pajamas Collective, but I’m certainly sympathetic to my colleagues at PJM HQ in LA, when watching news of this commuter clusterfark:
The L.A. Weekly adds:
Daily traffic in L.A. may be worst in the nation, but you ain’t seen nothing yet.
Suddenly, just a month-and-a-half before the largest closure of the 405 since it became the Westside’s clogged lifeline — carrying about 281,000 cars per day — L.A. transportation officials have decided to come out and warn the universe of this impending doom.
Not in time, unfortunately, to save thousands of pre-booked vacations from ruin. The world-famous Getty Center, for one…
… will be forced to shut down entirely on Saturday, July 16, and Sunday, July 17, along with its regular Monday closure. And the lockout couldn’t come at a worse time: Getty spokeswoman Melissa Abraham says that of the 1.2 million visitors the museum receives every year, mid-July is “one of our busiest weekends.”
Sorry, tourists. Guess you’ll have to settle for them street-rat scribbles at MOCA.
Oh wait — MOCA’s situated right along the 101, that narrow relic of a freeway destined to take on the hundreds of thousands of pissy, honky drivers displaced from their normal route by the 53-hour summer closure.
For those seeking relief, one blog proffers “25 Ways to Show Carmageddon Who’s Boss.”Update: It was only a matter of time before the man who brought you the Autobahn, the Volkswagen, and the Porsche weighed in from the bowels of der commuterbunker: