Driving survey–Route 5

I wouldn’t ask anyone to do something I wouldn’t try myself, so here’s
Route 5 of the Auto Club’s commuting survey from 1957. It’s not an
entirely fair test since I made the trip on a Saturday morning, but it
was an interesting experience all the same.


Photographs by Larry Harnisch The Los Angeles Times
Washington and Lincoln boulevards, Venice. 10:51 a.m.

Washington and Centinela Avenue, 10:53 a.m.


Washington and Grand View Boulevard, 10:53 a.m.


Washington and Sepulveda Boulevard, 10:56 a.m.


Random shot–King Fahd Mosque


Washington and Elenda Street, 10:58 a.m.


Washington and Overland Avenue, 10:59 a.m.

Washington and Ince Boulevard, 11:02 a.m.

Washington and National Boulevard, 11:03 a.m.


Washington and La Cienega Boulevard, 11:05 a.m.


Washington and Adams Boulevard, 11:05 a.m.

Adams and Redondo Boulevard, 11:07 a.m.

Adams and 8th Avenue, 11:10 a.m.


Adams and Arlington Avenue, 11:12 a.m.


Adams and Western Avenue, 11:13 a.m.


Adams and Normandie Avenue, 11:15 a.m.

Adams and Hoover Street, 11:17 a.m.


Auto Club of Southern California, Adams and Figueroa, 11:19 a.m.


Random shot

I wish I’d gotten a shot of the Helms Bakery,
but it went by too fast.

Total time, 1957: 30 minutes (rush hour)
Total time, 2007: 28 minutes (weekend)

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