Some freezing rain this morning, but it's cleared up. Weird winters the past few years. Cloudier than usual with slightly warmer temps, less snow - more rain/freezing rain.
I think I've only been to New Haven once...in the early 60's my school bussed a bunch of us from Springfield, Mass to some theater to see How the West Was Won.Fortunately by the time the rain got to New Haven we were in the low 40's f so not only no ice but it really tamped down the snow.
It's not just the explosive population growth, America was, and is still, unfortunately obsessed with the car at the expense of public transportation. In general urban planning was built around the car vs mixed use transit.-Luckily my commute is pretty short and goes against traffic, so not too much for me to complain about there. Bay Area is basically 5 million people's worth of infrastructure trying to service 15 million actual people.
Sort of the case with all major metros, the people moved in faster than the infrastructure was built to accommodate them and it makes life a living nightmare in so many ways. Still have the same 10-15 major attractions, but they're all packed shoulder to shoulder (at least pre-pandemic) now and barely enjoyable thanks to so many people being around. I live in a relatively sleepy "quiet" corner of the area, but the weekenders fucking descend on this place like a plague of locusts Friday through Sunday evening and leave behind mountains of trash and basically make going out to get groceries a two hour proposition on weekends.
Dude...mass transit is for the poors...or the libruls.It's not just the explosive population growth, America was, and is still, unfortunately obsessed with the car at the expense of public transportation. In general urban planning was built around the car vs mixed use transit.
In some parts of the country mass transit is practically communism. Even in more progressive areas, there was still a top down push for almost total car centric planning, of course partly due to moneyed interests such as big oil and the car companies
It sucks because it was never planned for properly or was lobbied into inefficiency. In cities all over the country.Dude...mass transit is for the poors...or the libruls.
Unfortunately, in the bay area, mass transit kind if sucks. You have Cal-Train and BART, the ACE Train is expanding, there's a couple of ferries from the north bay communities, but that's about it. Sure, there are busses, but the last time I worked in SF, they were filthy, filled with crime, and not very dependable. (that's been over 20 years ago, things MAY have improved.)
GM and other ICE centric companies, actively, and with some success, fought against mass transit. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Motors_streetcar_conspiracyCombination of American individualism - I'll always go on my schedule, forget any greater concepts, and greed of established industries.