Enjoy L.A. without a car? Transit guide shows you the way
UCLA Transportation provides a handy "U-See-LA" guide to everything from seeing L.A.'s popular sights to just grabbing some dinner without a car.
By Alison Hewitt
Originally published in UCLA Today
annual return of students — and traffic congestion — to Westwood: All good reasons to find ways of getting to and from UCLA while making someone else drive. The Transportation Department knows how you feel, and provides a handy "U-See-LA" guide to everything from seeing L.A.'s popular sights to just grabbing some dinner without a car.
The guide lists ways to get to 45 different destinations, including the Rose Bowl, the Getty Villa, Olvera Street, Disneyland, the beach, the zoo and the mall. Giving Bruins a clear guide to transit options makes it easier for them to hop on a bus or shuttle, which eases local traffic and saves the environment, said David Karwaski, the manager of planning and policy for Transportation. "By having bus route information at hand," Karwaski added, "it is likely that more people would choose to use transit."
The idea was inspired by a similar list provided by Stanford, Karwaski said, but as befits a college in the heart of image-conscious Los Angeles, UCLA's guide is "prettier."
Published: Thursday, September 18, 2008