Sunday, March 16, 2008


This is the 101 - 170 - 134 exchange in North Hollywood. Looks harmless, doesn't it? Well, take a closer look:

Let me illustrate some of its, ahem, eccentricities:

If you're traveling north, you can't go east without getting of the freeway, traveling for about half a mile on surface streets and getting back on.
If you're traveling south, you can't go west.
If you're traveling east, you can't go north.
And if you're traveling west, you can't go south.

If you're traveling north on the 101 and keep going straight north, you'll actually be on the 170.
If you're traveling east on the 101 and continue straight, you'll find yourself on the 134.
If you're traveling north on the 101 and stay on the 101, you'll now be going due west - and will continue going due west (on the 101 North) for the next fifty miles or so.

Don't move to North Hollywood unless you can fly.

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