It took a visitor from London to prove that it *IS* possible to get from Hollywood to Van Nuys with no car in just a few hours, and for only $2.50.
Well, what she really proved is how fricken dependent I am on my car & if I didn’t have it, I wouldn’t know how to get around.
London blogger/Keanuholic Jen has been staying with us for the last couple of days and since I was unable to get out of work to drive her to Van Nuys to meet up for dinner with some friends, she said she’d find her own way there. And with the help of the MTA’s Metro Trip Planner, she did. If it was me, I’d have just stayed home (or begged someone to pick me up).
I didn’t know you could plan a in-town trip online through the MTA site. Heck, I’m not even certain I knew that buses (or whatever) could really get you from Point A to Point B. In my car-centric mind, I kind of thought that buses were only on L.A. roads to 1) get in my way or 2) spew disgusting black gunk into the air.
I do vow to get on the “Go Metro” one of these days. Maybe.