Why is it taking so long?


By on Mon, May 21, 2012

I had the pleasure of driving around the Los Angeles area over the weekend as part of a self-developed theater tour.  I was surprised at the relative lack of congestion (OK, the southbound Santa Ana freeway leaving downtown has always had issues), and by the remarkable amount of construction in progress on Southern California’s freeway system.

Meanwhile, up here in God’s country, it still takes 20 minutes to get through Pacifica in the morning, same as it did when I moved here 10 years ago. I’m sure it’s been backed up there for much longer than that.  In 2006, I attended a scoping meeting for the EIR that was supposed to lead to widening SR1 between Fassler & Reina del Mar.  Compared to what’s going on down south, this is a very cheap and small project.  Yet, here we are 6 years later, and nothing has been done.

When it comes to solving traffic problems, what’s Southern California got that we don’t have?

Steve Lowens