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Old 07-02-2012, 05:35 PM
 
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I'm starting a new job in Beverly Hills tomorrow and looking for the best route from Cerritos (South Street & 605) to Beverly Hills (Wilshire & San Vicente) during morning rush hour. I have no idea how long to expect the commute to take, nor the best route as this will be my first time there. Most mapping software says to take the 605 to the 5 to the 10, but that seems like it would probably be the busiest way. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 07-02-2012, 06:09 PM
 
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FYI, wilshire/san vicente is in beverly hills, which is not very close to hollywood. that's a crappy commute by the way. there's lots of different equally crappy ways to get to beverly hills, but i might try 105W>405N>La Cienega all the way up to BH. san vicente meets wilshire just a few blocks from la cienega.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:02 PM
 
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Oops...that's what I meant. Fingers didn't type what the brain wanted. Thanks for the heads up I went ahead and changed it in the OP.
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:07 AM
 
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Ooh tough one. I used to live in BH and know exactly where that is. Anyway there's no easy route, everyone is heading in the same direction. Try 605N-710N-10W-then get off on Crenshaw or Arlington and go local from there. 10W is literally a parking lot during rush hour. Good luck.
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:30 AM
 
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Ok, you've gotten good driving suggestions, but I'm gonna try and give you a transit option that does have a bit of a challenge:

I knew someone who commuted to BH (right near your destination, but further west in heart of BH) from Cerritos to BH, and out of frustration he experimented the following:

1. Norwalk Green Line to Blue Line to Purple Line to Metro Rapid Wilshire

2. Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs (or Buena Park) Metrolink to Purple Line to Metro Rapid Wilshire.

You should know that although the Green, Blue, Purple requires more transfers, the rush-hours service is so frequent for those lines that the number of transfers is no big deal with usually very little waiting time for the next train.

He found the driving and rail portion of his commute to be bliss! The challenge was the last few miles. Metro Rapid is an MTA bus service that skips many stops and sometimes can hold a green light at intersections for faster service along Wilshire blvd. While the trip from the Wilshire/Western Purple Line station terminus to your destination would be only about a 10 minute bus ride, it can be very saturated, and you may have to stand part or all the way, but the Metro Rapid bus will get your there pretty fast compared to the local or limited services.

On the way home, he found the Metro Rapid to be sometimes saturated or just the most affected by traffic, and, hence, the least predictable. Again, the rail portions were good to excellent for him.

However, he NEVER returned to driving the commute as he found he could deal with the short bus ride, and it was so much better than his drive and was worth whatever compromise such as the drive to the station, but after a few days, he found that to be so easy.

He preferred using Metrolink commuter trains to Union Station, then connect to Purple Line as Metrolink was more comfortable and he always got a seat, and he found his fellow commuters were more his "ilk" than the masses on the Green and Blue lines--although they were safe and there are people (middle class) such as he on those trains, Blue line was just always crowded and sometimes didn't always get a seat going into work on the Blue Line until a few stops later, but almost always got a seat going home.

Metrolink tickets include FREE transfers to MTA buses and rail, but Metolink fares are higher than MTA. The Green, Blue, and Purple to Metro Rapid option is less expensive option with either a monthly pass or a $5 day pass.

Check the details at
www-dot-mta-dot-net
www-dot-metrolinktrains-dot-com

There you have it. Good luck on your commute.
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:06 PM
 
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Default What about a commute to Cerritos?

I'm a single woman in my mid 30s who has received a job offer in Cerritos, CA. From what I've read, Cerritos is a suburb mostly consisting of families so I don't think it's a place I'd necessarily want to live in since I'm single. I need to figure out if if would make more sense for me to live in Long Beach (on the coast as I know that's the safer part of Long Beach) or up in L.A. like maybe the Silverlake, mid-Wilshire, or West Hollywood areas. Basically, if I'm to commute to Cerritos every day, would it be easier to go up north to it from Long Beach or go down south to it from Silverlake/mid-Wilshire?
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA (South Central)
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