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Congested Culture

Ted Balaker
January 10, 2007, 11:40am

Later this month the LA Business Journal will publish a piece I wrote that examines how traffic congestion hurts the offbeat offerings that make cities interesting–basically establishments, from funky ethnic restaurants to performing arts venues, that serve niche markets. The LAT's Steve Lopez explores the same general theme: Apart from one-way street conversions, I don't have much to agree with regarding the solutions discussed in the piece. But the whole thing is well worth reading. Related: Congested Culture–Bay Area Edition Related: Congested Business

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