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So the Olympics are coming to LA

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So the Olympics are coming to LA

Postby Hanna » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:34 pm

Can anyone imagine the effect on LAX? On freeway traffic?

They'd better bring Ontario International on board. Quickly. Light rail, dedicated bus lane, something.



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Re: So the Olympics are coming to LA

Postby Wabash » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:45 pm

During the last Olympics trucks voluntarily only transported after daytime hours.

Traffic was great for those 16 days.
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Re: So the Olympics are coming to LA

Postby ShiftyMutt » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:02 pm

I still have my 1984 Olympic pass - Los Angeles. And my giant Olympic Rings glasses.

And remember vividly standing with the crowd on Dover Dr. NP when the torch runner went by before the lighting ceremony in LA. Good times.

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Re: So the Olympics are coming to LA

Postby John Q. Public » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:24 pm

We adapted well 30 years ago. We'll see how it works this time - especially in the outlying venues.
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Postby Fordama » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:22 am

I'm liking it. If it works out I may volunteer at a venue. If not, I'll be setting aside a big chunk of change to get tickets to the basketball games.
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Re: So the Olympics are coming to LA

Postby Professor Fate » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:19 pm

Disneyland attendance was way down during the '84 Olympics.
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Re: So the Olympics are coming to LA

Postby Omar Bongo » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:17 pm

Can anyone imagine the effect on LAX? On freeway traffic?

I don't have to imagine it, I was living in Manhattan Beach in '84 and we were all pleasantly surprised that traffic was way down from usual levels thanks to advance planning...and this time they have the Metro Train lines to work off of, too


And remember vividly standing with the crowd on Dover Dr. NP when the torch runner went by before the lighting ceremony in LA. Good times

The torch route went north up Highland Ave. in El Porto (North MB) right below the 2nd floor apartment where I lived...we had a torch party on my balcony overlooking the raucous flag-waving crowds below as we all cheered on the old geezer carrying the torch on our section of the route...dude could barely hold up the torch as he jogged by but he had a huge ear-to-ear grin the whole way down the street... :D
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Re: So the Olympics are coming to LA

Postby pattywannamack » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:22 pm

This is awesome to hear! I think LA will do a wonderful job hosting the games.
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