I wanted to record the neon, LED light shows at night, but wanted to avoid the traffic. But, it’s impossible to avoid traffic, even at 3am. There were plenty of stoplights to hit and sit at for up to a minute, it seemed. Either there were pedestrians crossing or other drivers crossing the intersection.
I didn’t get the impression that the city turns off any of their displays at 3am. If they do, it’s a small amount.