LA stoplights synchronized but road war endures
It seems the impossible has occurred: The nation's most congested city has become a model for traffic control.
Gridlock still prevails and drivers' blood pressure still spikes as LA's traffic arteries seize up during morning and afternoon rush hours.
Yet, with the flip of a switch earlier this year, Los Angeles became a worldwide leader by synchronizing all of its nearly 4,400 stoplights. It is the first major city to do so.
The result: Drive times have been reduced by 12 percent across major LA traffic corridors.
During rush hour, however, it's still hell to cross the City of the Angels by car.
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