F.Y.I.--- a letter to the editor from today's L.A. Times:
The solution for traffic woes in Pasadena and throughout L.A. is not to
build more freeways but to make comprehensive the subway system already
begun. It costs an individual thousands of dollars per year to own,
insure and maintain a car. If taxpayers would give to the city what it
costs to keep their cars for one month, we could have an efficient,
24-hour subway with stops in every community in L.A.
Just think: more money in our pockets, less pollution, less time to
commute and higher property values. Owning a car could become a luxury
rather than a necessity. Elected officials need to stop pandering to
neighborhood interest groups and get the ball rolling.