LA Without Cars [Weekend Watch]

Inspired by Matt Logue’s Empty LA, Ross Ching gives us a feel of what Los Angeles would be like if everyone’s car disappeared:

From Ross:Ching:

What if, tomorrow, everyone’s car disappeared?

I live in Los Angeles. I drive in Los Angeles. I think about traffic a lot in Los Angeles. A few months ago, I discovered Matt Logue’s Empty LAphotographs. I didn’t think much about it at the time, but every time I was stuck in rush hour all-hour traffic, I found myself thinking, “What if tomorrow everyone’s car disappeared?”

What would that scene look like? How would people react? How quickly would the atmosphere rebound from centuries of fossil fuel emissions?

So I took Matt Logue’s still photography concept and applied it to something that I do best — time lapse. I built a story around the idea of us being shackled to this ball and chain; this love-hate relationship with whom we spend so much time with here in LA.

PS. Driver who goes 60 mph in the fast lane — I still hate you.

This is a Ross Ching Labs project

Yuri Artibise

Yuri Artibise is an experienced policy analyst, community engagement practitioner and social media specialist. I have a Master of Public Administration degree with over 10 years of public policy research, analysis, and advocacy experience.