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Old 09-13-2011, 10:51 AM
 
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Ok, I recently moved to West LA - right off Westwood Blvd. and Ashby Ave. I thought I had my route to work figured out, until school started back up and all of the students are on the roads. July & August I used to take the 10 and I flew until about Western. Now, it’s pretty much stop and go from Robertson.

I’ve tried taking Pico and Washington. While there is less traffic, the lights are so poorly timed, that it takes just as long to get downtown.

Any suggestions or ideas on how to get to work a little quicker? I work near Staples Center and it’s exactly 9.2 miles from my house. It shouldn’t take 45 min.

Any advice would be appreciated!
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:14 AM
 
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Olympic Blvd moves decently. Much better than Pico or Washington.
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:21 AM
 
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Olympic Blvd moves decently. Much better than Pico or Washington.
Would that work for going home aroudn 6:15pm, as well?
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:24 AM
 
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Jog!
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:31 PM
 
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Olympic is okay, once you're east of the 405.

I've found that as bad as the 10 is, streets is almost always longer. I usually just deal with 10.
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:03 PM
 
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^It's true. Even when Olympic moves, it seems to take forever.

Basically you're screwed whatever the route is. LA has a very limited number of east/west streets, and during rush hour they'll all get jammed. As we know Wilshire/Sunset/SMB are the worst, Pico is in the middle, and Olympic/Venice/Washington tend to be a bit better, but still bad. (BTW, consider taking Venice too. It tends to move faster than Washington and probably even Olympic - if it's convenient to your starting place). Once you get to La Cienega, 6th Street is also a fast way to get to Downtown. But darn, you have to get to La Cienega first.
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Old 09-13-2011, 05:35 PM
 
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Motorcycle is best way to do this. I agree with staying on the 10. seems like when all is said and done, its either the same or quicker even when it's jammed up.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:37 PM
 
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correction: 6th Street starts at San Vicente, just a couple blocks east of La Cienega. And I've taken the street a million times.
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Old 09-14-2011, 10:35 AM
 
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Olympic was much better today, it took me 26 min. Thanks!
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