Well, this weekend was meant to be the sequel to the event that didn't really happen the first time round. An over-saturated car-culture loses one of its most important freeway connections and it all goes to hell. That was the hype anyway last year, and it was completely negated as people took the opportunity to explore their own neightbourhoods and avoid travelling across town to buy cheese or whatever else it is that has us all criss-crossing this vast metropolis for hours on end. This weekend was the return of trouble supposedly--more work on the bridge that demanded the closing of the freeway. It's not over yet, but once again, we seem to have managed without this freeway, which is telling on some levels. Obviously, a weekend of re-routing or not driving is very different from a lifestyle change--and it is also the weekend so the roads are free of a huge amount of worker traffic commuting everywhere, but it does seem that it is possible to reduce driving and still function as a city!! They say the work is going well, it's due to finish before the Monday morning rush-hour, lets hope so, or we might see the carmageddon everyone is breathlessly talking about on the telly.