A number of citizens are using emptier freeways for their daily walks. Just a few days into being sheltered in, people have gotten used to decreased traffic. Now they’re wondering why vehicles are on the freeway. Joshua Mims who walks on the 105 Freeway expressed his puzzlement:
“People are supposed to be at home so why are there cars on the freeway? I’m trying to take a walk. They need to make a special roadway for cars so we don’t have to worry about them.”
Many have complained that cars drive too fast and and need to drive slower for pedestrians. Some motorists are experiencing harassment. LaQuanda Kowalcyzk said she is now hesitant to use the freeway:
“OMG! They act like they got bumpers on their butts! They don’t get out of the way. One guy threw his water bottle at my car when I drove by. They out here tryna avoid a corona virus and gonna get run over by my Corolla tires. I ain’t got time for these fools”
Some pedestrians have gotten so fed up, they are looking for other places to walk.
“There are some train tracks near me. I’m gonna start hiking on those. I can put my head phones up and play it loud as I want. You don’t have to listen for cars coming when you’re walking on train tracks.