My commute sucks and I’m not going to take it anymore

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Guest, May 20, 2009, 4:31 p.m., My Commute Sucks

For an ever so brief period, I lived in Los Feliz and commuted to Century City for work – at least an hour each way, every day.  After doing this for a summer, I decided: 1) there is absolutely no optimal way to get from one end of Santa Monica Blvd. to the other; and 2) this is ridiculous.  Those of us who are weary of our crappy commutes can go the Howard Beale route and scream frustrations out of their browswer windows on the Transportation for America’s My Commute Sucks website.  Launched on National Bike to Work Day last Friday, the site gives drivers, Los Angeles and otherwise, the chance to submit their war stories as part of a bid to convince The Powers That Be (i.e., Congress) to enact sensible and sustainable transportation options.   The site doesn’t have a search function, nor does it categorize vents by city so we can compare war stories, but from what I understand, these functionalities will be coming soon.

Photo courtesy ~db~ via the Metblogs Flickr pool.

4 Replies to “My commute sucks and I’m not going to take it anymore”

  1. whoa, a daily hour commute from los feliz to CC? i did the same thing for 2 years but never was it that long unless there was serious construction going on.

    i think the key to happy living in LA is finding and testing out the best streets to drive along during rush hour.

  2. I’m lucky to have a short, easy commute. And even though it’s not a pertinent part of the post, I had no idea there was a Metblogs flickr pool! I’ll have to check it out. (Obviously, I haven’t been very observant to what is going on in the site’s sidebar).

  3. Yeah, I think the “serious construction” had to do with the whole re-do of Santa Monica right through Century City a few years ago – no matter which way I did it, the best I ever could muster was 45 minutes, but it was more typically about an hour. Remembering this makes me shudder.

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