An economical (for the citizenry) near-term solution has two parts: Raise the speed limit to 80 mph in all but the right-most freeway lanes, and abolish the ludicrous imbecility of the diamond lane. The air fills with smog from accelerating and braking cars. The freeways and our lives are crippled by absurd exercises in social engineering.
Los Angeles lives or dies by its effortless traffic flow, not by its banal political rhetoric or its venal dreamspinning advisers.
ALAN M. SCHWARTZ Irvine