March 21, 2006

Atwater Village Express

Or lack thereof. Is it awkward Metro LA scheduling, a lack of proper bus lanes, or a neighborhood turned against those who rely on public transport?

Either way it seems odd to me that the slow-boat-to-Hollywood 180/181 routes make multiple stops in Atwater Village, but their speedier cousin "Rapid" 780 does not. (Nearest stop: across the vertigo-inducing Los Feliz Blvd. bridge over I-5.)

P.S. - Public thanks to the 780 driver who, one rainy night, dropped us at a 180/181 stop closer to our Atwater Village home.

P.P.S. - Complaints about the eyeball-crossing navigation of Metro's web page purposefully minimized for this post. But come on. PDF maps? Hasn't anyone there seen Google Maps?

P.P.P.S. - Rant about train service through AV also forthcoming.

P.P.P.P.S. - I still like it here.

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