Purpose

To consolidate, disseminate, and gather information concerning the 710 expansion into our San Rafael neighborhood and into our surrounding neighborhoods. If you have an item that you would like posted on this blog, please e-mail the item to Peggy Drouet at pdrouet@earthlink.net

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Sins of Angelenos

http://thesource.metro.net/2015/05/22/transportation-headlines-friday-may-21-2/

By Steve Hymon, May 22, 2015

Uh-oh! Another NYT article on L.A., meaning local reporters and residents better gear up the outrage. Except this time the op-ed is from one of our own, former LAT reporter, author and area native Hector Tobar. Take it away, Hector!:
Consider that most egregious of California’s anti-ecological excesses: the freeway. We brag that we built the first one, in a riverbed. Because of our dependence on driving, Californians burn more gasoline than all of Africa. But even we are tired of freeways now, and when Caltrans tries to build a new one, it faces fierce local resistance. The residents of South Pasadena, for example, have successfully opposed a plan to extend Interstate 710 for decades.