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Old 05-27-2008, 02:35 PM
 
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Just checking out traffic paterns from Santa Monica to LA. It appears, from google maps, that traffic isnt too bad on the 10 during even rush hour times. Is the website wrong or is this accurate?
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Old 05-27-2008, 04:44 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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getting into santa monica in the AM and leaving it in the PM is extremely difficult no matter where you are coming from/going to. The opposite commute is much better (leaving SM in the AM and coming back to SM in the PM), but it certainly is no walk in the park.
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Old 05-27-2008, 04:52 PM
 
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whatever you're looking at is misleading you. the 10 on the westside isn't as miserable as the 405 most of the time, but it's no picnic, either.
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Old 05-27-2008, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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It's pushing four PM out there and I'll admit, it doesn't look as bad as I would have expected..

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Old 05-27-2008, 07:03 PM
 
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I'm just looking at possibly living out in SM/Venice and then driving into LA. So it looks like I would be going the opposite of the heavy traffic. Any idea how long that would take anyway? I'll be going to USC.
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:18 PM
 
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there is no "opposite of heavy traffic" to/from the westside at rush hour. many people who live on the westside travel toward downtown and the south bay or the valley to work. many who live elsewhere in the city travel to the westside for work. LA is not like other cities where all the traffic is headed in the same direction at the same time because everyone works downtown and lives in the suburbs. here, there is traffic going in ALL directions at the same. only in places where this is little to no industry or commerce at all (i.e, no jobs) does one find light traffic at rush hour in greater LA.
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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Couldn't have said it better myself.
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:03 PM
 
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there is no "opposite of heavy traffic" to/from the westside at rush hour.
Yes there is. Or at least there is non-nightmarish traffic, which is more than can be said for the opposite direction.

If you don't have to be exactly on time I would leave half an hour from the Lincoln on-ramp on the 10 to the off-ramp near USC in the morning. If you really have to be there on time I would leave an hour but you will almost certainly be early. The trick is to live near the 10.
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Old 05-29-2008, 04:13 PM
 
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5/27 was unusually, insanely light on the 10. it might be the worst nightmare in la. parking lot almost every evening (3-8) eastbound backs up way back onto pch and sometimes i feel like it probably stays like that all the way to vegas. there are way more people commuting to sm/west la than the freeways and streets can handle...
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Old 05-29-2008, 08:45 PM
 
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The 405/10 interchange must be the worst in the country this year again. I think overall the 405 is worse, but if you go area by area, the 10 right before it begins/ends at PCH is definitely worse.
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