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Flatlander Problems

What's the best method of extricating yourself from a parallel parking spot when you're pointed downhill? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Sep 29, 2015 - 16 answers

Visitors to L.A: Was traffic better or worse than you expected?

I reply to a fair number of L.A. travel questions here and many of the answers (including mine) often contain dire warnings about traffic. This happens even if traffic isn't directly related to the question being asked. So, visitors to our fair city, how bad was the traffic really, and what information/advice can I give to newbie LA tourists who drive? [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Apr 29, 2013 - 60 answers

Long Beach to Valencia, CA: which route will suck less?

Ahoy, Los Angeles commuters! Out-of-town friends are heading from Long Beach to Valencia this Friday afternoon and have tasked me with recommending whether they should take the 405 vs. the 710 to the 5. (In terms of mileage, they're basically identical.) Help me steer them right. [more inside]
posted by scody on Oct 3, 2012 - 13 answers

Where to eat on I5?

We're driving down to LA from the East Bay Area later via I5 next month, and we'd love to get your recommendations on a place to eat on the way. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Jan 30, 2012 - 15 answers

What do you do when you're hit by someone without a driver's license or insurance?

My car was rear ended last night and it's starting to look like the guy who hit me does not have a driver's license or insurance. So I'm not really sure what my next move is. [more inside]
posted by dhammond on Nov 13, 2011 - 20 answers

LA to SF not on the PCH

Los Angeles to San Francisco: Help me find an alternate route! [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on May 29, 2009 - 17 answers

Los Angeles to San Marcos by car: how long will it really take?

Los Angeles to San Marcos by car: how long will it really take? [more inside]
posted by holyrood on Feb 5, 2009 - 4 answers

I usually go in the middle of the day...

TrafficFilter: Help me get to San Diego! [more inside]
posted by Korou on Jan 16, 2009 - 11 answers

I got my third traffic ticket. I'd like to take traffic school.

I just got my third traffic ticket in less than 18 months. I live in Los Angeles. How can I still take traffic school? [more inside]
posted by kingjoeshmoe on Jul 23, 2008 - 9 answers

Any suggestions for driving from NYC to LA?

I'm driving from NYC to LA this weekend. Going to Ironman it with a friend of mine to Flagstaff, sleep, hang around the grand canyon for a bit, and then drive to LA. Anybody have any words of wisdom? [more inside]
posted by taumeson on Mar 25, 2008 - 24 answers

Transit times between Vancouver, Seattle, and Los Angeles

Quickie road trip! How long does it take to drive from L.A. to Seattle? And how long to drive from downtown Seattle to downtown Vancouver, BC? And how long from Seattle to L.A.? How would you budget your time in each city? We're leaving on Sunday evening and we have to get back by Friday night. We might skip Vancouver if the timetable gets too tight. [more inside]
posted by oldlies on Aug 11, 2007 - 21 answers

Do you know the nicest way to San Jose?

Will be driving from LA to San Jose. Starting lunchtimeish on a weekday near Century City. Would ideally like to take as much of State Route 1 as possible and happy to split up the drive with an overnight at a motel or something on the way. Need to be in San Jose lunchtime the next day. Doable? Sensible? Should I take the 5/101 and forget about the scenery? And what are the highlights I shouldn't miss?
posted by humuhumu on Jun 26, 2007 - 13 answers

Getting Around LA

I'm moving to LA in May. Help me learn the lay of the land before I step foot on Hollywood soil. [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Nov 22, 2006 - 22 answers

Shortest route LGB-Hollywood?

I'm trying to figure out the fastest route from Long Beach airport to Hollywood. I don't trust the answers that MapQuest and friends come up with. [more inside]
posted by bac on Feb 9, 2006 - 11 answers

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