Sunday, January 17, 2010

burbank boulevard + van nuys boulevard

Thanks again to Andy Hurvitz for the location request.

Here's another shot from the incredibly wide Van Nuys Blvd. (see last week's photo, too). The weirdest thing about this mammoth street has to be the white chevron median strip: its sole function seems to be as a left turn conduit, except that it's three lanes wide. Mysteries of the Valley like these still elude me, which probably means I need to take a trip either to Wikipedia, the library, or both. In any case, Van Nuys Blvd. seems to be the perfect candidate for narrowing-by-infill — it's so supersized that you could drop a whole row of buildings in the middle and still have multi-lane roads on either side. See it narrowed!
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