LA is glorious, but complex. It is simultaneously blessed with space, good weather, diversity, history, high culture, and a wonderful wackiness where innovation reigns. There will always be a need for new ways to explore and rediscover this kaleidoscopic city.
But the freeways, often clogged with traffic, and the vast distances between places can be intimidating. How else can you get to a place you want to see if you don’t want to drive, or don’t want to add to the traffic or air pollution?
That’s where this book comes in. So, who needs it? We are emboldened to say, “Everybody!”
By using Metrolink, buses, the subway, light rail, and your own two feet, it is possible to explore and enjoy many places in Los Angeles without a car.
All of our twenty-four Adventures start at Union Station… This has been a yearlong project for us. The experience has deepened our friendship and greatly expanded our understanding of what there is to be discovered and relished in this sprawling megalopolis, this magic carpet of lights called Los Angeles. May it be the same for all of you, our fellow adventurers!
excerpted from the Authors’ Preface