Oh wait, no. I’ll never love traffic, and yes, I did just equate traffic to an atomic bomb (Dr. Strangelove, anyone?)
-This is why commuting via bike is far superior. If your bike breaks, it doesn’t cost hundreds of dollars to fix it.
-You don’t end up sitting in your car, stop and go, for an hour.
-Gas is $3.50 a gallon here for the cheap stuff, you can fuel yourself for just $3.50 on McDonald’s.
Above is a picture of the grand city of Los Angeles and all it’s magnificent (gag) freeways at around 8 AM on a weekday morning. Red means suck it. Yellow means suck it. And what this picture doesn’t show is the 3 – 5 major accidents that render the town helpless, not to mention the 10 – 15 breakdowns that happen and cause an entire lane to become useless.
Los Angeles also has terrible public transportation so no, that isn’t an option.
While sitting in traffic, I often daydream of a ‘no cars allowed’ day, where everyone has to use a bike, and I can bike on the freeways. That nice climb in and out of the valley (during the winter, not summer), a quick jaunt down the 110 (where I’d probably get shot at and my bike stolen) or a quick zip on the 105 east (where I would definitely get shot at and my bike stolen).
Sure, cars have major advantages, like a higher MPH, air conditioning, and the ability to store lots of personal belongings, but but but.. I don’t really have a conclusion for this post. I just wanted to gripe about traffic. Because, you know, no one has ever done that before.
At least I stopped road raging a decade ago. Just gotta be zen on these freeways, or you’ll strip years away on your life.