Sam Rubin Urges Los Angeles To Embrace Staying Close To Home

KTLA’s entertainment reporter Sam Rubin called in this morning to give us his two cents about why Carmageddon was more of a success in limiting congestion rather than causing a traffic nightmare during the 405 weekend closure.

Sam made major headlines with his latest blog post of an interesting concept of  designating a “stay close to your home weekend,” where we could possibly close down the freeways for one weekend a month. This idea sparked lively debate on the web on whether or not it would work and was even posted on DrudgeReport. Hear what he has to say about this concept and tell us if you think it would work!

[pullquote quote=”I think it’d be an interesting idea if we just designated a particular weekend and give some sort of incentive…” credit=”Sam Rubin”]

Sam’s idea of designating a particular weekend a month to “stay close to home” would cut down on traffic on the freeways just like the 405 closure did over the weekend. He argues that this idea would encourage more to walk to businesses in their neighborhood, stay home with family and all together cut down the number of cars on the freeway.

“I think it’d be an interesting idea if we just designated a particular weekend and give some sort of incentive, say employers let you have a flex schedule that day, metro’s free…” Sam tells Gary and Lisa.

On Sam’s blog he writes:

Isolate a particular weekend, and isolate a particular Friday and give people the exact same message. Stay home. Work from home. Don’t take long trips unless absolutely necessary. Ask people to remember the pure pleasure of this past weekend. The chance to reconnect with family and friends at home, the chance to save some serious time and money and aggravation.

Do you think this idea could work? Let us know here!

Finally we want to make sure that everyone watches Sam’s new show, Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin on Reelz Channel. If you haven’t seen it you have to check it out, it’s defiantly one of the best interview shows on television. Listen to our full interview with Sam below:


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