For anyone driving on the 210 know that at the 57 and 605 interchanges it be tough on a good day making those transitions. In an experiment to smooth out the flow of traffic entering the 210 from either of those freeways traffic lights have been installed and will be fully operational in 2 weeks. Yes, traffic lights on a freeway. That sort of light system has been at the 91/605 and 105/605 junctions for a while to smooth out the traffic getting onto the 605 so they do help smooth out the flow onto the ungoverned freeway. Full story here on KNBC
What this does illustrate is that more time and energy needs to be devoted to looking at rail alternatives for both the 605 and 57 freeways since so much of the traffic on the 210 comes from them. Maybe instead of the Gold Line that will in part duplicate what is in place with the metrorail we look at providing mass transit alternatives for that huge group of communters in lieu of the Gold Line that the local governments formed a PAC to promote?