bryan? (totally) (taylor_series) wrote,
bryan? (totally)

There is an article in Westways (the official triple-A magazine) about tunnels under major streets which were built for pedestrians (especially schoolchildren) in the 1920's and 30's. It refers to one that still exists, but has recently been fenced in to disallow access, on Sunset Blvd. It's easy to spot with google maps street view on both sides of the street.

I've been through some pedestrian tunnels that run under the 101 freeway in the San Fernando Valley. They can be convenient, but late at night it pays to be a little cautious because some tend to be homeless hangouts. There are tunnels near Fallbrook, Winnetka, and White Oak.. those are the only ones I'm aware of. A co-worker of mine says that there are many in India except they call them "subways" there, and that not many take them past 7pm for fear of crime. I hope they stay open because this town deserves to have passageways that aren't just dedicated to cars. Plus, it can be exciting to explore.

tunnel under 101 near shoup
The tunnel near Fallbrook ^
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