Why is LA traffic so bad?

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This video is a synthesis of several sources, including:

– L.A.’s Invisible Freeway Revolt: The Cultural Politics of Fighting Freeways: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0096144214536857?casa_token=iCdW3tEK1XgAAAAA:ZBbFvdh-cG-YnpX5n6lNE98BoWQ5triTscTvSByUq_11_sv55i-3rsA-vVK7NmE80r5TaqknGfw
– The Day that People Filled the Freeway: Re-Envisioning the Arroyo Seco Parkway, and the Urban Environment in Los Angeles: https://escholarship.org/content/qt93z9j60t/qt93z9j60t.pdf
– Planning for Cars in Cities: Planners, Engineers, and Freeways in the 20th Century: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/01944360802640016?casa_token=HBPG8WrTN5kAAAAA:XI4MnUAdej4SA4-wOq8XYLJfIWCVPDg-gEhSTz65RSXzRzZbaC26LpstAUDzREQku51wLJbChLQ
– When Finance Leads Planning: Urban Planning, Highway Planning, and
Metropolitan Freeways in California: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0739456X0002000206
– https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/resources/documents/traffic-effects-research
– https://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-road-noise-20160109-story.html
– https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/la-metro-transportation-plan-congestion-equity/585935/
– https://media.metro.net/2020/LRTP-2020-Final.pdf

Produced by Dave Amos in sunny San Luis Obispo, California.
Edited by Ryan Alva in Los Angeles, California.
Audio by Eric Schneider in cloudy Cleveland, Ohio.
Select images and video from Getty Images.
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