Anonymous

Houston, TX

#1 Apr 28, 2014
I am entertaining a job offer in LA and am doing my homework, and one main topic to consider is commute times. I was wondering if there were any advantages to riding a motorcycle instead of driving a car? Thanks in advance for your input.
Blonde coed

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Apr 29, 2014
Advantages of riding a motorcycle is straddling lanes and cutting down on the time it takes by zipping through traffic congestion.

The disadvantage is many cyclists are injured or killed doing just that. People in cars are typically focused in front of them and not paying attention to someone coming up behind them 12 inches away from the car. It's very dangerous.
Jerry

Long Beach, CA

#3 Apr 30, 2014
Somewhere there must be an accident study with the number involving vehicles, motorcycles, etc.

Since: Apr 11

North Hollywood, CA

#4 Apr 30, 2014
HOU2LAX wrote:
I am entertaining a job offer in LA and am doing my homework, and one main topic to consider is commute times. I was wondering if there were any advantages to riding a motorcycle instead of driving a car? Thanks in advance for your input.
Where are you planning to work/live?
Be as specific as you like.
Direction matters a lot in LA.
During the morning, there is a lot more traffic heading from the Valley over the hill to the other part of the city than coming into the Valley, in the evening, most of the traffic heads back to the Valley.
Anonymous

Houston, TX

#5 Apr 30, 2014
Hi Rose_NoHo...

Well, the office is currently at the 405 and Wilshire, but I was told that the company plans to relocate to another office, or have another office built somewhere along the 405 north of Wilshire, and below the 405 and 5 merge. I know that is vague, and a huge area, but that is what the company is saying now.

We've been told that it will possibly be in, or near Santa Clarita. I would have one year to purchase a home from the effective relocation date of September 1, so hopefully the company makes up its mind where it will build the new headquarters. In the mean time, we will most likely just rent.

We have four kids though, that is our main concern; we need to strike a balance between affordable rent, room for our family, commute, and most importantly, schools. I know it's a tall order... any advice is appreciated. Salary will be about 225K, but would still want to rent to be near 3k.

Since: Apr 11

North Hollywood, CA

#6 Apr 30, 2014
HOU2LAX wrote:
Hi Rose_NoHo...
Well, the office is currently at the 405 and Wilshire, but I was told that the company plans to relocate to another office, or have another office built somewhere along the 405 north of Wilshire, and below the 405 and 5 merge. I know that is vague, and a huge area, but that is what the company is saying now.
We've been told that it will possibly be in, or near Santa Clarita. I would have one year to purchase a home from the effective relocation date of September 1, so hopefully the company makes up its mind where it will build the new headquarters. In the mean time, we will most likely just rent.
We have four kids though, that is our main concern; we need to strike a balance between affordable rent, room for our family, commute, and most importantly, schools. I know it's a tall order... any advice is appreciated. Salary will be about 225K, but would still want to rent to be near 3k.
You might want to look into the Sherman Oaks area of the Valley. It's a nice area that I think would meet all of your requirements. If you do have to commute to just North of Wilshire, you can go though Bel Air and the commute won't be too bad. If the office is north of you, the commute should not be bad at all.
Anonymous

Houston, TX

#7 Apr 30, 2014
Rose_NoHo wrote:
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You might want to look into the Sherman Oaks area of the Valley. It's a nice area that I think would meet all of your requirements. If you do have to commute to just North of Wilshire, you can go though Bel Air and the commute won't be too bad. If the office is north of you, the commute should not be bad at all.
Thanks... I will start looking for information about that area. LA is so huge, each time I check something, I feel like I am searching for a red herring!

Since: Apr 11

North Hollywood, CA

#8 Apr 30, 2014
HOU2LAX wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks... I will start looking for information about that area. LA is so huge, each time I check something, I feel like I am searching for a red herring!
You're welcome, hope it helps!

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