Carmageddon substitutes

JetBlue offered $4 flights between Burbank and Long Beach airports. A local cycling club decided to give JetBlue a run for its money, saying its six best riders could beat the 150-seat Airbus A320’s travel time. As cars stayed off the roads, cyclists rode along the Los Angeles River, beating the Airbus and finishing the race in one and a half hours.

The link is here (also here), and:

Tom White, a helicopter co-pilot, marveled at the emptiness of the 405 as he shuttled passengers from Van Nuys to LAX. The 14-minute trip cost $150.


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