Let’s talk about your commute

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We’re several decades removed from the so-called golden age for driving, that postwar era when California boomed, the middle class could afford cars and single-family homes, and the state invested heavily in public works, including the innovative freeway system that allowed cars to traverse big metropolitan areas like Los Angeles easily. Experts blame those same conditions for encouraging the region’s sprawling low-density neighborhoods and the nightmare of congestion we face now.
 
Folks used to say that when it came to Los Angeles, “you can get anywhere in 20 minutes.” Is that an expression you ever said or heard or experienced to be true? We want to hear about the woes and wonders of driving in Los Angeles – now and then.
 
Please take a moment to answer these questions, and your insights will inform the reporting of the #CADream Project, a partnership with newsrooms across California including KPCC, KQED, KPBS, Capital Public Radio and CalMatters.
 
Journalists will read every response, but nothing is published without your permission.