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Old 12-28-2011, 04:30 PM
Location: Los Angeles
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Originally Posted by bigdumbgod View Post
Haven't heard of the "Little Old Lady from Pasadena?" That's her driving in front of you, in the Edsel with the left blinker on.

And she is trying hard to merge into the left lane to get on the golden state freeway north.
Remember, that's a left exit ramp
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:41 PM
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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Several years ago I was getting on the southbound Arroyo Seco Parkway at Avenue 26 in my patrol car enroute to Parker Center. Here comes a driver, in the #1 lane, going northbound in the southbound lanes with a quizzical look on her face. Obviously, she couldn't figure out why everyone was going the wrong way. I turned to follow her in pursuit, red lights and siren. I was able to stop her in a short distance. How we both managed not to get killed was a miracle.
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:35 AM
Location: Bay Area, Calif.
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When I used to drive a school bus in and out of the North Los Angeles area back in 2005, we were instructed not to use the 110 Pasadena unless as an emergency detour, because of the very short on/off ramps, particularly in Highland Park area. Those ramps can be quite a challenge for inexperienced and unfamilar drivers also, causing slow downs. Just relax, chill and allow room for all the other impatient drivers trying to get wherever youre headed before you do.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnG72 View Post
And the horrible people who refuse to step on the gas peddle when entering from one of those attrocious onramps. You have to floor it from those stop signs in order to build up to a safe speed, but many people don't...presumably because of some false notion that they'll do damage to their car somehow.
This is the most annoying aspect of this quasi freeway.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:37 PM
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Another problem with the Pasadena Freeway was (still is?) relatively narrow lanes. So much so that only 96" wide buses were allowed on the freeway until (I think) the late 80s. RTD used to use their 35 foot long buses on the route from downtown L. A. to Pasadena that used the Pasadena freeway. Eventually, I think the freeway was revised so that they could use the usual 102" wide buses. Eventually, of course, the Metro Gold Line opened and now MTA doesn't run any buses on the Pasadena Fwy.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by LaoTzuMindFu View Post
Because there are lots and lots of IDIOTS who wait for the last minute to illegally cross the solid WHITE line into the lane that transitions to the 5 fwy north. There should be a sniper somewhere who is just waiting to fire on the idiot drivers who wait until the last minute to try to change lanes. This is what slows down the entire fwy because those idiots dont want to merge when they are supposed to merge.

What really irks me is that one of my friends admits that cutting in at the last moment onto the 5 is one of his strategic tactics to bypass traffic & get ahead of the line
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:20 PM
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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The Arroyo Seco Parkway: 1939 to 2010, Then & Now

The Arroyo Seco Parkway: Then and Now, 1939 and 2010 - YouTube
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