Readers sent in their most burning questions about L.A. Which should we answer first?

A view of freeway lanes filled with cars, palm trees in the foreground and tall buildings in the background.
Downtown Los Angeles as seen from the 110 Freeway.
(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

The Los Angeles Times is interested in asking questions, finding answers and learning more about the place we live. That’s a big part of what we do. We also know there are many questions we haven’t had a chance to ask or have not yet thought of.

Earlier this month, we invited readers to send in their business-related questions about L.A. We received lots of submissions asking about housing, the city’s tech industry and, of course, traffic — to name a few.

We narrowed down the list of questions to our four favorites, and now it’s up to you. Vote using the survey below.

Voting for this poll ended on 11:59 p.m. Thursday. Congratulations to Nick Keith, whose question received the most votes: What would it take to get our traffic under control like it was back in April 2020?


We’re working on an answer to Nick’s question, which will be published in the coming weeks. Have a question you’d like L.A. Times journalists to answer? Let us know using this form.