MTA approves bus-only lane for Wilshire Blvd.
Here is another example of why public transportation fails so much here in the car-centric capitol anywhere-Los Angeles. Earlier alternatives to the car was demonstrated quite nicely with last October's Ciclavia. Now look at what taxpayer's money will be channeled to-cramming more bodies in another form of oversize motor vehicle that does not allow any other alternative forms of lower powered, smaller vehicles around-no bike lanes here-onto another overly clogged road. That main thoroughfare was too crowded even in my parent's time-with cars of course.
Did anyone suggest how about simply getting rid of cars? Not in the way that would matter and already proven to work. The Ciclavia route crossed Wilshire Bl. at one point. We, the participants, waited at the intersection to cross just like anyone else as we did not have the right-of-way like other parts of the route. No problems here as we used a parallel running street 1 block away from Wilshire Bl. to continue to East/West sides. It proved far more nicer. In comparison, place the same amount of Ciclavia participants in cars, the results would have clogged up everything just like everyday occurrence on Wilshire Bl. and the surrounding streets.
So how about simplifying things and move people out of cars and onto something other than even bigger buses? Then have the same amount of people in the same limited space or street and avoid gridlock all of the time, not just rush hour. That makes more sense and logic in spending taxpayer's declining money the right way.