People shouldn’t dislike commuting to their jobs or doing errands like they do here in Los Angeles. A two mile trip from the South Bay to Century City can take over an hour. I’ve developed the design for a true cure for LA traffic and hope it can become a reality. Less pollution, fewer cars, fewer accidents, fewer DUI’s, lower costs and happier residents.
“Stop wasting money EXPANDING our roads and freeways. The solution is actually to DECREASE the size of our major roads and freeways by putting a modern and inter-connected rail system down the middle of each one.” — Jim Miller
We’ve been coming at our massive traffic problem all wrong. The freeways keep getting bigger, yet the traffic in and around Los Angeles remains abysmal. Wasting billions of dollars researching SoCal’s traffic problem has failed. Spending millions expanding our roads and freeways has failed. Billions wasted talking about train systems has failed. Our existing infrastructure already provides the solution to our traffic problems, as well as environmental and budget difficulties too.
We need to implement a smart, efficient and advanced rail system down the middle of every freeway and major road. It will be completely powered by solar energy and riders will pay for the project when they purchase tickets, unlike freeway expansions, which is tax-payer money out the window. This modern rail system will be safe, clean and connected allowing riders to smoothly switch routes at any intersection.
This will reduce traffic, pollution and be a model for other cities around the world. Imagine 50% fewer cars on the road and happier commuters, shoppers and travelers. Imagine relaxing on a WiFi-enabled rail system as you commute from the Santa Monica to Downtown, from the Valley to Century City, or from Irvine to Hollywood. The bus system cannot solve this issue, as buses sit in traffic with everyone else. This rail network will be incredibly efficient and, most importantly, beautiful.
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