When the people whose houses hug the narrow warren of streets paralleling the busiest urban freeway in America began to see bumper-to-bumper traffic crawling by their homes a year or so ago, they were baffled.
Baffled? Really? You never expected people driving on a highway RIGHT NEXT TO YOUR EMPTY ROAD to not figure out that maybe that way might be faster?
"The traffic is unbearable now. You can't even walk your dog,"
Why would street traffic affect walking your dog?
Killeen said her four-mile commute to UCLA, where she teaches a public relations class, can take two hours during rush hour.
Wait, so people are diverting onto streets that average two miles per hour? Are the highways only averaging one mile per hour?
The streets on the west side are no longer a secret for locals, and people are angry,"
PUBLIC streets aren't suppose to be a 'secret'. Duh.