Comparing city transit systems
I asked a transit expert to compare the two cities. Here is the response.
TAR: LA and SF are two of the worst, overall, in the U.S. If you look at
the rankings, LA is almost always the absolutely worst.
However, as a practical matter, it comes down to particular commutes in each
Transit is different in LA. To a large extent, the only place where transit
can really be competitive is peak-hour commutes to the central business
district — and LA has, by far, the smallest CBD relative to urbanized area
population in the U.S., if not the world. Also, believe it or not, greater
LA is, by far, the densest urbanized area in the U.S. and is almost dead
last in freeway center-line miles and total road miles per capita (I win a
lot of bar bets on these two). But, much of LA has a very…
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