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Old 01-31-2014, 12:48 PM
 
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good read on a man-made disaster caused by sprawl

Atlanta Snow Storm - POLITICO Magazine

"More than any event Iíve witnessed in two decades of living in and writing about this city, this snowstorm underscores the horrible history of suburban sprawl in the United States and the bad political decisions that drive it. It tells us something not just about whatís wrong with one city in America today but what can happen when disaster strikes many places across the country. As with famines in foreign lands, itís important to understand: Itís not an act of nature or Godóthis fiasco is manmade from start to finish."
Oh puhleeze. Many old style Eastern Seaboard cities are paralyzed by snow storms. Hotlanta isn't accustomed to the snow, period.
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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this map may be relevant:

U.S. map showing amount of snow needed to cancel school by county | 22 Words
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Old 01-31-2014, 01:35 PM
 
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Oh puhleeze. Many old style Eastern Seaboard cities are paralyzed by snow storms. Hotlanta isn't accustomed to the snow, period.
2 inches is a dusting. It takes a major blizzard to shut down a city in the north east and I've never heard of 18 hour traffic jams anywhere in the US as a result of a very minor weather event.
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Old 01-31-2014, 01:52 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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2 inches is a dusting. It takes a major blizzard to shut down a city in the north east and I've never heard of 18 hour traffic jams anywhere in the US as a result of a very minor weather event.
And why do you suppose the NE cities handle snow better? C'mon, you can figure it out. And it doesn't have **** to do with sprawl or transit.

'Snowquester' doesn't pan out in DC; situation nastier in Virginia - CNN.com

Historic Snowstorm Cripples Washington, Closes Government - ABC News

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/31/ny...anted=all&_r=0
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Old 01-31-2014, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Must be all the Smart Growth and the robust transit systems in Wyoming and the Dakotas, am I right
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:03 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Ha, ha! Most of metro Denver is labeled 24". IRL, it's more like 10-12".
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:09 PM
 
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Must be all the Smart Growth and the robust transit systems in Wyoming and the Dakotas, am I right
Shutting down schools as a precaution is not the same thing as the a city in a complete paralyzed state with 18 hour long traffic jams.
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Old 01-31-2014, 06:47 PM
 
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I just don't understand how 2" of snow can bring a city to its knees. I mean come on... snow and ice is not that hard to drive in.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:12 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I just don't understand how 2" of snow can bring a city to its knees. I mean come on... snow and ice is not that hard to drive in.
It is if you've never driven in it. Ice is nearly impossible to drive on.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:32 PM
 
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That is what salt and/or sand is for.
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