Orange County residents' satisfaction with the freeway system has deteriorated to its lowest point in six years. In the 1987 Orange County Survey, only about one person in 10 says our concrete connectors are satisfactory. In 1982 the ratio for maintaining the status quo was one in three. One mark of the displeasure with our system is the finding that residents now clearly believe more freeways, not just additional lanes on existing roadways, are the answer to our traffic blues. Support for the added-lanes panacea reached a high point in the 1984 survey and has been declining ever since.
Source: Orange County Annual Survey by Mark Baldassare, UCI