To the editor: The injury and non permanent closure of the ten Freeway south of downtown Los Angeles are blessings in disguise. (“10 Freeway to reopen Tuesday, a lot sooner than initially thought,” Nov. 16)
It is a chance for extra Angelenos to reap the benefits of our rising public transportation system.
It is an opportunity that extra bus lanes could be shortly put in within the area so that folks utilizing transit do not have to sit down in site visitors with individuals in single-occupant autos.
It is an opportunity to make a fast-growing biking community in order that an increasing number of individuals can safely cycle to their locations, as we see occurring in cities across the globe, particularly essentially the most livable ones.
Local weather change is right here! The Olympics are coming! Let’s use this freeway closure as a catalyst to make our area far much less automotive dependent.
Andrea Spatz, Beverly Hills
To the editor: Most Angelenos have two legs and 4 wheels, and people of us who use the ten Freeway should navigate new guidelines.
Would not this be an important alternative to run public service bulletins selling civic-minded kindness by asking drivers, now greater than ever, to make use of their flip alerts, be taught to merge two lanes in a zipper sample, remember that freeway ramps -traffic merges, observe site visitors lights, be taught and respect cyclists’ rights and keep away from blocking intersections?
Paula Glosserman, Los Angeles
To the editor: Whereas I respect Governor Gavin Newsom’s name to shortly reopen the broken portion of the ten Freeway in addition to U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s injection of federal funds, I observe that public officers haven’t been as forthcoming in responding to disasters on the important Pacific Surfliner rail hyperlink.
Sections of our stunning Amtrak line between San Diego and San Luis Obispo proceed to be closed for months as our rail hall falls into the ocean. In contrast to the ten, its repairs should not spared for an accelerated environmental assessment.
The speedy restore of the ten proves that Californians actually can nonetheless construct spectacular infrastructure if we preserve the political will and public imaginative and prescient.
The one long-term answer to freeway congestion is funding in passenger rail infrastructure, but our leaders appear to talk with their actions, not their phrases.
Thomas Busse, Lengthy Seaside
To the editor: As an alternative of Caltrans leasing area beneath highways to non-public companies, use these areas to ascertain housing for our homeless inhabitants.
Looks as if a superb different to the “not in my yard” typically encountered for housing tasks.
Brian Choynake, Los Angeles