One storm in the city, another in the suburbs
Last year during snowpocalypse I observed that while most suburbanites spent the post-storm days stuck at home waiting for plows to clear their roads, many urbanites treated the days off like a big community party, and moved about their neighborhoods at will.
This year’s storm offers an even more dramatic illustration: Wednesday night’s commute.
It was undeniably rough for urbanites. Metro was slow, buses got stuck and then stopped running, and anyone who walked more than a block got wet and cold. My experience, and the experience of most of the people I’ve talked to, is that in the city last night’s commute took about twice as long as usual.
But “rough” isn’t the same as “nightmare,” which is the only way to describe what travel in the suburbs was like.
[Continue reading Dan Malouff's post on BeyondDC.com.]
Dan Malouff is an Arlington County transportation planner who blogs independently at BeyondDC.com. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.
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