Video: LA without Cars

Ross Ching’s video takes a look at a car-free , something unimaginable for a city that is so automobile dependent. But last weekend people had no choice as the heavily traveled 405 was closed. Carmageddon as it was called was part of a $1 billion dollar reconstruction project, including installation of an HOV lane and upgrading of some on/off ramps. The 10 mile section of the freeway was anticipated to be closed for 53 hours from midnight on July 15th until 5am July 18th however the construction ended a bit earlier.  Tshirts were sold, apps were produced, and viral videos were all part of the epic closure of the 405.

Cite: Minner, Kelly. "Video: LA without Cars" 23 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 21 Apr 2015. <>
  • mvb

    Unfortunately, LA is the best example of how cities should not ever be planned.

  • architect

    quite boring.
    cities are simply what people make of them

  • mare

    without cars – ok, but why is it also without people?

    • bLogHouse

      In LA people are in the cars.