Monday, January 19, 2009

L.A. to Inglewood, in Ten Hours, 44 Minutes

Andrew Hoeveler wanted to take public transportation from downtown L.A. to Inglewood. Shouldn't be too bad, right? Perhaps an hour or so, heading south and west?

So he plugged it into Google Map's public transit feature. That's where something went horribly, horribly wrong. "Either public transit in LA REALLY sucks worse than it should, or Google map's public transit feature does. Check out this detour I would have to take to get from downtown LA to Inglewood... via ANAHEIM? This CAN'T be right."

Above, here's the map it came up with. Google Maps said the total trip would take 10 hours, 44 minutes by public transit -- and cost $10.50.

In comparison, the site said the trip would take 16 minutes -- and cost $6.23 -- via car. (Not sure why the car ride would even be hat expensive.)

Andrew writes on his Facebook page: "I think Google needs some attention in this matter, since I'm all for public transit, but they aren't helping the cause here...!"

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