Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Stay Away from Wilshire Starting Wednesday

H. Gaylord Wilshire was the noted socialist and wealthy entrepreneur who sold electric belts that supposedly cured cancer and after whom Wilshire Boulevard is named. You will want to stay away from his namesake boulevard if you come to UCLA by car during rush hours starting tomorrow as a lane will be subtracted for buses:

...Phase Two of the Wilshire Bus Rapid Transit Project will officially open Wednesday morning, with bus-only lanes operating from 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. The new lanes will stretch from Western Avenue to San Vicente Boulevard, from the western border of Beverly Hills to Comstock Avenue, from Selby Avenue to Veteran Avenue and from Bonsall Avenue to Federal Avenue. The new lanes will connect with 1.8 miles of lanes that opened in June 2013 between Western Avenue and Park View Street near MacArthur Park. Metro officials said the lanes will save bus riders as much as 15 minutes in commute time, while helping to improve traffic flow on Wilshire. Other motorists will be able to use the lanes during non-peak hours.The project will ultimately cover about 12.5 miles along Wilshire Boulevard from Valencia Street near the Harbor (110) Freeway to Centinela Avenue at the Santa Monica city line...

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Use some other route, try the bus, or find some electric belt that will instantly transport you. ("Beam me up, Scotty.")

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