Beginning this weekend, I-405 over the Sepulveda Pass in Los Angeles will be closed for the weekend. Many of labeled this event “Carmaggedon” because the expectation is that LA will come to a standstill. Of course, we won’t know until Monday whether this in fact happens, but the event has generated a lot of press, including a discussion at the New York Time’s on-line forum Room for Debate (including a comment by me).
Today, KCRW radio will host a discussion on “To the Point” hosted by Warren Olney on the broader question of cars, transit and mobility. I will be a guest. The show starts, or at least my part in it, at 11 am PT/2 pm ET. I will be making the case for mobility and the inherent benefits of automobile travel.