Okay here is another Pet Peeve. Road closures for races, marathons, 5k’s and charity walks. I know you didn’t expect me to be a bit of a Scrooge. But I am done with the LA Marathon, Triathlon, walk for this and walk for that, Halloween and Mardi Gras street closures. It is getting really annoying. This past Sunday around the French Market was yet another Road Closure. For a 10k and 5k run. I know it was a charity run to raise money for yet another worthy cause. But it is getting annoying that almost every weekend there is yet another street closure. Traffic on the Westside is bad enough without it being snarled on purpose.
Charity walks and run are important. But can’t they be contained on tracks like the Coliseum? Or on the Venice Boardwalk? Or even the track a Fairfax High? Why in the middle of a Sunday morning do they have to close the streets so no one can get from Hollywood to Culver City?
I am done with them. Time for some virtual runs and walks. Or better yet. Let’s fill the Grove with Treadmills and stationary bikes. Let’s do the 5k and LA Triathlon like that. Then the streets aren’t closed. More foot traffic for the stores. And everyone can park their car!
Hmmmm Perhaps I have a new charity fundraiser on our hands! Anyone game?