Los Angeles just might be the worst laid-out city in America.
It tries to accommodate the population of a city into a sprawling suburbia. This doesn't work.
If you want to be a city, you need to be a city. There needs to be accessible and safe public transportation and more places to walk.
All of these cars trying to fit into too few parking spaces doesn't work. It's almost comical how poorly planned this city is.
The worst part is, in the twenties, LA was on its way to becoming a functioning city. But then General Motors bought out the entire electric street car system in the Great Street Car Conspiracy so that people would have to buy cars. It worked...for the company at the time. But in the end, we all lost.
This is a tragedy not just for environmental reasons. But because it makes LA a really shitty place to live. If they could move people around the way they do in New York, Chicago, London, Paris, or anywhere in Europe, this place could really be great. Instead, it's inconvenient and massive amounts of time are wasted every day trying to find parking. Not to mention the damage to our environment, and even to our own well beings, given the lack of human interaction and the dangers of driving.
Guess what, guys? I miss New York.