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Crashes and confusion on one of LA's steepest streets

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Baxter Street is one of the steepest roads in LA. It was originally designed for goats -- not cars. But a lot of cars have been making their way up and down there. There are crashes, sliding and skidding. People’s backyards and fences get mowed over. Waze is partly to blame. The navigation app has been sending drivers there as a shortcut during rush hour traffic. Residents have had enough, and they held a meeting Wednesday night with the LA Department of Transportation to find solutions.


Baxter Street in LA. Credit: Oleg/Creative Commons. 


Skating on Baxter St. video courtesy of Thrasher Magazine

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