The way I see it, the citizens of the United States have been lied to. Ask anyone who lives outside of Los Angeles about the city’s public transit system and you’ll most likely get the same answer; “you must have a car in to live in LA!”
I am not sure who created this myth about the lack of public transit in Los Angeles, but allow me to set the record straight, America’s second most populated city can be easily navigated by an accessible public transit system.
Obviously, the shear size of LA makes a car essential for convenience, but the trains and buses run regularly and are on schedule, for the most part. We live during the technological revolution, which allows anyone to simply use Google to figure out the proper routes. Using Google maps will give exact arrival and departure times. (For shits and Giggles, long onto Google maps and see how easy it is to navigate Los Angeles through it’s wide reaching public transit system!)
Over the past few days, we’ve had absolutely zero trouble getting to our destinations. Yesterday, for example, we traveled from Van Nuys to Chinatown for an important meeting. The bus got us there quickly and we returned by Amtrak. We also had the option to use the city’s trains, but Amtrak is the fastest option, although more costly.
If you are planning to move to Los Angeles, I would definitely recommend purchasing a car, but rest assured that you do have the option of using public transportation during your assimilation process!
I wonder what other myths are out there about our wonderful United State’s cities? What if Chicago is not windy? (By the way, comedian Chris Rock is a jerk from New York; Boston has plenty of black people!)
If you can shine the light of truth on a myth, please don’t hesitate to enlighten the rest of us!