Listen: John Russo, LA And Ten Minute discussed on Our American Stories
"Was really pleased the hear that they would be slowing down the traffic through here. The commuters were furious. We only have three roads that connect us from the south bay to the west side. So when the city came in the half, the capacity of two of these roads it really created havoc. John Russo is a local resident who co-founded keep LA moving the community coalition. That's fighting back against the city's unilateral decision to reconfigure the streets in a way, that's choking the flow of traffic. This was basically done without any community input. Like most. Didn't know that. It was happening. I created this huge backup huge gridlock in the mornings. Like, what was the ten minute drive was turned into a half an hour. So literally crushed our local businesses. There was a group of sixty businesses that were surveyed and across the board businesses down from the restaurants to the coffee shop. I mean, even like people, you wouldn't expect like the dentist.."