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The New York City Subway Is The Absolute Best Invention On Our Planet

Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel
Suzy Strutner

I'm 22 years old and new to New York. I moved here from L.A. 53 days ago. During this time, I have fallen truly, madly and deeply in love with the New York City Subway. When we're on the New York City Subway, everyone will be together. For better or for worse, in sickness and in health.

PREPARE: 405 Rampture For 120 Days

Posted 07.28.2013 | Los Angeles

Don't despair -- just prepare. Starting Aug. 3, the Sunset Boulevard off-ramp on the northbound 405 Freeway will be closed for 120 days, according ...

IMPOSSIBLE: LA Has Become A Model For Traffic Control

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 07.25.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — It seems that the impossible has occurred: The nation's most congested city has become a model for traffic control. Yes, gridlock...

Car Stereotypes in LA: Part II

Marlon Regis | Posted 07.16.2013 | Comedy
Marlon Regis

Your tastes, your habits, your wants and needs all personify your vehicle, or is it the other way around? We know who you are regardless, without even seeing that face behind the wheel.

20 Places You Will Get A Speeding Ticket

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.15.2013 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles road warriors have a new weapon in their arsenal: a map of the top 20 intersections where the LAPD issued speeding tickets in 2012. CB...

Los Angeles Gets 'In Sync' to Address Traffic

Jan Perry | Posted 05.07.2013 | Los Angeles
Jan Perry

Los Angeles is one of the most populated cities in the nation. It's a city of 12 million plus vehicles and, at times, it can feel like all 12 million are trying to get to the same place at the same time. In fact, across the country, Los Angeles has become synonymous with gridlock.

U R What U Drive: Car Stereotypes in LA

Marlon Regis | Posted 04.30.2013 | Black Voices
Marlon Regis

In Los Angeles, we reside in our cars (not in our homes) most of the day. Please don't feel insulted if my harshness toward your car fits into an embarrassing revelation. Red, amber... GO!

We're All About To Spend A LOT Less Time In Traffic

Posted 02.21.2013 | Los Angeles

Listen up, LA drivers! You are about to drive 16 percent faster, with 12 percent less time in traffic -- at least according to the LA Department of Tr...

I Hate L.A. LOL

Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 01.27.2013 | Los Angeles
Leighton Woodhouse

To make it even easier for future writers to regurgitate the I Hate L.A. schtick, here's a template blog post on Los Angeles. As long as they don't use it more than twice a year, it should feel fresh and new every time.

Goodbye to the 101

Todd Allen | Posted 11.13.2012 | Los Angeles
Todd Allen

It's been a long road, but our twice-daily 30 to 50 minutes together has come to an end. I'll make this as gentle as I can, but it is what it is and I can't resurface it.

Measure J: A Self-Help Economic Stimulus Package For L.A .County

Gloria Ohland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Gloria Ohland

Measure J would usher in this new era with a bang, making L.A. County more healthy, prosperous and sustainable, with cleaner air, in about a decade, by constructing seven transit lines and eight highway improvement projects.

West to East

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 12.11.2012 | Los Angeles
Brian D. Cohen

I am leaving Southern California to return to Vermont. I met a third-generation Angelina who told me the first step in getting to know and like Los Angeles is to stop hating it. I didn't get that far.

Kathleen Miles

Stay Off The 405!

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 09.08.2012 | Los Angeles

Think of this weekend and next weekend as dress rehearsals for the big Carmageddon II show the weekend of Sept. 29-30. This Friday night/Saturday m...

Taking the Bus in L.A.

Andrea Grossman | Posted 09.30.2012 | Los Angeles
Andrea Grossman

It's not instinctual for us in Los Angeles to take the bus when we have cars. But imagine not fighting for parking at the Staples Center, or not waiting for 20 minutes to get out of the parking lot, or record time getting downtown in rush hour?

BEWARE!! Carmageddon II Has Begun

AP | Posted 07.20.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Remember "Carmageddon"? Get ready for the sequel. Southern California drivers were urged Thursday to stay off the roads when a 10-mile...

Kathleen Miles

PHOTOS: Guess Who Has The Worst Traffic?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 07.11.2012 | Los Angeles

Traffic is a beast most of us have to deal with, so you might as well try to tame it. One way to do so: move. That is, if your city is in the top ...

'Carmageddon On Steroids' Starts Now

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 06.24.2012 | Los Angeles

The "Rampture" is coming. Also known as the "Ramp Jam" and "Octojam," this year's carpocalypse makes last year's Carmageddon (when a section of th...

PHOTOS: LA Has A Surprising Competitor For 'Worst Traffic'

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 05.24.2012 | Los Angeles

Pull over, LA. You're no longer the traffic capitol of the US. Honolulu has bumped Los Angeles from its four-year #1 title as the American city wit...

The Public Should Have an Additional 45 Days to Review AEG's Stadium EIR

Kevin James | Posted 05.15.2012 | Los Angeles
Kevin James

Residents are only being allowed 45 days -- just over six weeks -- to review what AEG claims to be the most "thorough environmental impact report in history."

WATCH: Our Very Own Highway Angel

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.26.2012 | Los Angeles

Driving in LA can bring out the worst in us, and sometimes Angelenos on the road can seem anything but angelic. But there's at least one exception ...

Life in the Fast Lane

Ron Radziner and Leo Marmol | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Ron Radziner and Leo Marmol

As an architect, I spend my days zooming from home to home on the windblown highways of Rayner Banham's Autopia. If there is one thing I've learned from life in the fast lane, it's that building more car lanes only brings more cars.

On the Road, Can't We All Just Get Along?

David Murphy | Posted 11.29.2011 | Los Angeles
David Murphy

Drivers vs. bicyclists, car lovers vs. bike activists. A multi-modal holy war. An exaggeration? Of course. But sadly, the casualties and even fatalities on our roads are all too real.

More Freeways Won't End L.A.'s Traffic Woes

Joel Reynolds | Posted 10.11.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Reynolds

There are two things on which most Southern Californians enthusiastically agree: Vin Scully should announce Dodger baseball forever, and something needs to be done about the traffic.

Fiery Pile-up in Los Angeles Kills 1, Shuts Down 10 Freeway

ktla.com | KTLA News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES ( KTLA) -- The westbound 10 Freeway has been shut down in the Mid-City area following a deadly chain-reaction crash that may have been tri...

NOT AGAIN!: Accident Completely Shuts Down ANOTHER Local Freeway

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

UPDATE: All lanes of the eastbound 134 have been reopened as of 4p.m. A day after a rush hour accident shut down the 405 freeway for the better par...