Open Thread: Carmageddon Predictions

I’ve had more than enough chances to tell the world my thoughts on what’s going to happen this weekend, the highlight of which had to be when Warren Olney asked Supervisor Yaroslavsky if he thought L.A. drivers were idiots in response to a comment from me, but here’s your chance to make your predictions now.  Carmageddon comes tonight, make your predictions, serious or ridiculous in the comments section.  At 10 o’clock tonight, we’ll add a new open thread for readers to let us know how they’re apocalyptic weekend is going.

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Open Thread II: Carmageddon Experiences

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Carmageddon Now a Big Bike Weekend

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Streetsblog Talks to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa about His Goals for Metro, Constellation Avenue and “Plan B.”

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The weekend before Carmageddon, I had a chance encounter with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa while visiting Councilman Bill Rosendahl’s house as part of an upcoming StreetsFilm that we’re working on.  Villaraigosa was pleasant, and offered to do an interview with Streetsblog sometime soon.  I decided not to bother his staff until after Carmageddon, but on Monday […]

Coming Soon: Carmageddon II

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It’s official: Carmageddon II is scheduled for the end of September from the evening of Friday, September 28 to the early morning of October 1.  As before, Metro is demolishing a portion of the Mulholland Bridge in part to make place for a carpool lane.  The full details of the closure can be found at […]

Why Streetsblog Doesn’t Write More About Carmageddon

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, a rock that doesn’t have Internet service, radio, television, print publications, carrier pigeons, bike message service or regular mail, you’ve been bombarded with messages about how awful next weekend is going to be. You see, to expand the already gargantuan 405 Freeway another lane in each direction, Metro […]