Carmageddon in LA: The Nation 7/14

In my experience of 30 years of commuting on the 405 between West L.A. and Irvine, 55 miles each way, only one thing has significantly reduced traffic: the closing of the aerospace industry following its peak in 1987. . . . The one thing that reduces rush hour traffic is unemployment. Firing tens of thousands of aerospace workers cut my commute time by five minutes. It wasn’t really worth it.
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