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Old 07-13-2018, 04:30 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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I’m curious about how different technologies and preferences have changed how people get around in Los Angeles and its suburbs these days. It seems like things have changed quite a bit over the last decade and I’m wondering if that’s an artifact from simply the people I’m around, the fact that I’m a frequent visitor rather than a resident and my younger/young-ish age.
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Old 07-13-2018, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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We have two cars-we live on the Westside (Venice/beach.) I only go to my office 1-2 days a week (if that) so I maybe drive 20-25 miles a week, total? When we go out for drinks etc, we uber. My fiance drives 4 days a week and will often walk to work, too.
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Old 07-13-2018, 06:19 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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We have two cars-we live on the Westside (Venice/beach.) I only go to my office 1-2 days a week (if that) so I maybe drive 20-25 miles a week, total? When we go out for drinks etc, we uber. My fiance drives 4 days a week and will often walk to work, too.
Have your habits changed much since having uber and smartphones in regards to getting around?
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:06 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I drive maybe 4-5 days of the week most to go to the grocery store, and to explore lol I work from home so I don't really need to drive. If I go out I uber as well, I was born in the 90s, and I live in Santa Monica.
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Old 07-14-2018, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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I was born in 1951, and this info is now a year old because I retired and moved out of state. Before that, I was SoCal my whole life.

Love L.A. growing up as a kid. Had the run of the town, (Montrose/La Crescenta). Always thought that Los Angeles was so fantastic, why would anyone want to live anywhere else. And this was during the worst of the smog days. Unless during a Santa Anna or the dead of winter, one could not see the Verdugos, even though they were about a half mile away as the crow flies.

Then I joined the Navy and did as the recruitment poster says, "Join the Navy - See the world". Started experiencing different places around the world and different cultures. After my stint was up and I came back, I remember thinking to myself, "LA sux!". However, did the college thing and got a fantastic job at JPL. I was stuck!

Or sort of. Since that time, I have always lived outside the basin and commuted in for work. Most of the time in Ventura County, (Fillmore, Moorpark, Ventura, Simi). The last fourteen years in Palmdale.

Time was split between vanpooling and driving myself. My commute was an hour each way, sometimes more. Traffic from Ventura County was a lot less then. Today? It would be tough. Commute from the Antelope Valley was always at an hour, because we drove over the hill. Only time it was longer was when the Crest was closed due to snow or someone ran into the side of the hill or over the edge, (much more common than you would think).

Lived outside the basin at first to escape the smog, then later because I just didn't like the congestion. I like open space and the drive was worth it for me to have quick and easy access to openness. Had to fill-up about three times a week, but the job paid well, so it wasn't too huge of a burden.
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Old 07-14-2018, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I'm a real estate appraiser covering all of L.A. County, so I'm on the road most every day. I can't Uber or take a bus, so I drive. Example: Last week I was in Bellflower, Bel Air, Santa Clarita, Hancock Park, Venice and West LA. I schedule my appointments around the known traffic patterns, so it's not too terrible.
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:59 PM
 
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I live in MDR, my office is in Venice Beach (tech). I drive there 1-2 times a week, otherwise I stay home.


My age is none of your damn business :P
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Old 07-14-2018, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Memphis, Tn ~ U.S.A.
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I drive about 1500+ miles each month and hardly leave LA County. I am all over the Westside and frequent downtown 2-3 times a week plus my new favorite thing to do is drive PCH to Oxnard and back
I'm currently living in Norma triangle and don't work if that means anything
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:38 PM
 
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Live in Central LA, put about 3000-3500 miles/year on my car, some of that being trips to visit family or other road trips. My work is only 1 mile away, same with kid's school.
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Old 07-15-2018, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I drive about 1500+ miles each month and hardly leave LA County. I am all over the Westside and frequent downtown 2-3 times a week plus my new favorite thing to do is drive PCH to Oxnard and back
I'm currently living in Norma triangle and don't work if that means anything
I've worked there a bunch over the years. What a nice neighborhood.
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