Saturday, July 16, 2011
Carmageddon: Ground Zero
I woke up today expecting all hell to break loose due to Carmageddon. Then, nothing happened. The streets were empty, people actually listened and stayed away, stayed home and stayed out of their cars. Traffic was non-existent. That made my bike ride up to Mulholland and Sepulveda all the more enjoyable. What I found was equal parts amazing and boring at the same time. A bridge was being demolished and a (very wide) road was closed. Dozens of reporters were hanging out, along with a handful of residents who came to see the spectacle with their own eyes. Want to see what a billion dollars looks like?