Tuesday, October 1, 2013

2 Freeway: Traffic Back To Normal

Photo: Diane Edwardson, September 30, 2013, 8:50 AM.  The 5 Freeway southbound transition road to the 2 Freeway southbound appears to travel across the rooftops at India Street when seen from the Red Car Property.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Suddenly, after months of almost no traffic on either the 2 or 5 Freeways, since the tanker fire in mid-July, morning commute traffic returned to both the 2 & 5 Freeways in the past 2 weeks.  Yesterday, it started at 7:30 AM and continued until 9:30 AM. 

Either the economy is getting better & people are working again, or the City has screwed up the timing on the signals on Glendale Blvd again to make us beg for better public transportation (which won't work if it runs at grade, in traffic) or more housing closer to work.  Here's a thought - build more on the West Side - that's where the jobs are.