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March 8, 1958

March 8, 2008 |  8:07 am

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Transportation in Los Angeles as it was 50 years ago. A motorist is stranded on the median of the Harbor Freeway. Significant point: At this time in Los Angeles history, the freeways were patrolled by the LAPD, not the CHP ... And an interesting problem for streetcars. Notice that when the tracks are blocked, nothing can move. To greatly simplify the problem: The thing defined streetcars--tracks--was also their inescapable weakness. Which is one of the major reasons they were replaced by buses that could change lanes.


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