Dear Triathlon planners, plan much?

As if Lucinda Michele’s earlier post about the triathlon’s route planing causing problems in West Hollywood isn’t enough, over on blogdowntown Eric chimes in noting that the route completely blocks in many residents. That’s right, people can’t even leave their homes because of this thing. What makes it worse is this isn’t the first time this has come up. Eric notes:

“The answer to all this isn’t for Downtown to stop being the site for events. That stuff needs to be here. It’s simply time that we stop letting incompetent event organizers pull the same tricks year after year.”

7 Replies to “Dear Triathlon planners, plan much?”

  1. As someone who has done the LA Tri- They need to stop giving Pacific Sports the permit to run the damned thing. I did it in yr 5 (so 3 yrs ago) and beyond the closing of streets etc, they had to hold the closing of the streets back longer than expected because “oops technical delay at Venice for 2+ hrs” and then 90 degree heat with one freaking water station in the whole 20 mi(sprint)/24 mi (distance) bike course.

    Pacific Sports is a barrel full of morons and it would be nice it if the City saw through their shiny backsides.

  2. Goes to show you get a permit and you tell everyone to FO. I did see the notice and reworked my afternoon activities to stay the hell out of there.

    Sounds like residents in LA proper need to get with the city and put together some action plans to prevent marathons and the like from shutting entire parts of the city down. Possibly need those affected to sign-off as part of the permitting process? Of course we know that would never happen as the city needs the generated permit revenue and sales tax revunue generated in the area from the crowds attending.

  3. There should be a well-advertised city or county website listing these kinds of events with street closures. I didn’t know there was a triathlon today until I walked outside my door and realized my tiny residential street was now a jammed thoroughfare with angry motorists trying to find detours around a completely blocked Sunset Blvd. It was nice for us because all the breakfast spots in Silver Lake we wanted to walk to weren’t clogged with the usual late Sunday morning crowds, still, would’ve been nice to know… (Oh, and I was listening to the radio all morning and they mentioned street closures for a film shooting tomorrow near Hollywood & Highland but NOTHING about today’s race. Go figure.)

  4. Please…you can complain all you want (we were housebound, too),
    but these numb-nuts and the city will continue to do whatever it takes to suck that corporate dick.

    Stay inside. Watch Court TV.

  5. Please…you can complain all you want (we were housebound, too),
    but these numb-nuts and the city will continue to do whatever it takes to suck that corporate dick.

    Stay inside. Watch Court TV.

  6. Please…you can complain all you want (we were housebound, too),
    but these numb-nuts and the city will continue to do whatever it takes to suck that corporate dick.

    Stay inside. Watch Court TV.

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