Letters: Do something about Dodger Stadium traffic


Re “Team dusts off an old way to stadium,” April 4

With the new baseball season comes an old problem: congestion on the streets around Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers’ new ownership is making significant investments in the team, stadium and community, and that’s creating excitement for this season. The Dodgers want the best experience for fans and neighbors alike. Now it’s time for the city to do its part and work with the team and the community to improve on the current traffic mess.


I was there for opening day, and the traffic was almost as bad as the final score. Let’s get it done. I plan to be there for the World Series.

Carol E. Schatz

Los Angeles

The writer is president and chief executive of Central City Assn.

As homeowners living in the shadow of Dodger Stadium, we want L.A. to know how far the traffic situation has deteriorated.

We are not naive; we knew about the stadium when we bought our houses decades ago. We are upset because the Dodgers — who had been enjoyable, though sometimes inconvenient, neighbors — have become a nuisance due to increased public drunkenness, crippling traffic, threats of violence by fans and the loss of access for emergency services.

With two new city councilmen representing our area and a new mayor, we need leadership. Instead, we have divisiveness: Councilman Mitch O’Farrell directs traffic while L.A. Department of Transportation officers stand idly by in Echo Park, and Councilman Gil Cedillo offers no support for struggling residents in Solano Canyon.

What will the mayor do? Who can help residents and the Dodgers make this a truly winning season?

Sara Harris, Solano Canyon

Constantine Singer, Echo Park

Let me get this straight: You buy a home near a stadium, and then complain about the traffic on game days? How many neighbors purchased their homes before Dodger Stadium’s 1962 opening?

This is no different than the people who choose to buy a home near an airport and then get furious over aircraft noise. I guess the age of personal accountability is truly dead.

Brooks Berry

Mission Viejo


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