Learning to live with Dodger traffic

With the Dodgers refusing to pay for a Dodger shuttle and most fans unwilling to give up their cars, there is very little chance Echo Park residents will ever get a break from game day traffic (though a lousy season certainly does wonders for traffic flow). Here is some advice and comments from residents about dodging Dodger traffic:

“Well my best bet coming from downtown is taking the 101 from Grand Ave & getting off on Glendale/Echo Park Ave or Temple. Temple is a great alternative.” – Cecilia Cabello

“I work downtown. I avoid the traffic a lot by biking, you don’t get stuck in traffic jams, you go by them. If I have to drive on a workday, I’ll go through Angeleno Heights rather than Sunset or Glendale as both are big commuter routes. Oh and if you are walking across Scott Avenue to walk your dog before a game, RUN AND LOOK BOTH WAYS. People drive much faster than the posted speed limit as there is a stop sign at Sargent Place and no another one until Stadium Way on Scott.” – Matthew Dubois

“I have no tips, short cuts or advice since I live on Lilac Terrace at the mouth of the stadium and we are essentially trapped. People park on our street to avoid paying to park at the stadium and walk en mass down the middle of the street as if it were a sidewalk. They throw their garbage in front of our yards and act like it’s a block party. The only thing that has helped is a few years ago we petitioned and made upper and lower Lilac one way streets in opposite directions so they don’t play “chicken” with us anymore since the street is too narrow to pass. My neighbor Victor is working on a petition to have Residential Parking Permits for our streets but alas we are not there yet.” – Rhonda

Please feel free to share any short cuts or advice in the comments

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