Yes, there were traffic jams in 1951, too. Here’s the 101’s Silver Lake Boulevard off-ramp.
Part of the Los Angeles Examiner Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Yes, there were traffic jams in 1951, too. Here’s the 101’s Silver Lake Boulevard off-ramp.

Part of the Los Angeles Examiner Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Traffic jam on the Arroyo Seco Parkway in 1952. From the USC Libraries’ Los Angeles Examiner Collection.

Traffic jam on the Arroyo Seco Parkway in 1952. From the USC Libraries’ Los Angeles Examiner Collection.

Carmageddon will probably be rickshaw-free, but here’s a photo of a severe traffic jam in Shanghai, circa 1938.
(From the USC Digital Library’s Historical Photographs from the Basel Mission Collection, part of the International Mission Photography Archive.)

Carmageddon will probably be rickshaw-free, but here’s a photo of a severe traffic jam in Shanghai, circa 1938.

(From the USC Digital Library’s Historical Photographs from the Basel Mission Collection, part of the International Mission Photography Archive.)