Very true.SurlyLHT wrote: ↑April 16th, 2018, 6:13 amAfter this blizzard I want to give a shout out to density and how it makes life possible during storms like this. My wife and I live just south of Downtown and were able to walk to the Downtown library and take the Green Line to check out the Fresh Thyme at the U of M. The trains were running off schedule, but still pretty frequent (I suspect cars kept getting stuck on the tracks) and the skyways were toasty warm and well-trafficked, but as usually had lost souls looking for US Bank Stadium.
Many decry density and their not being parking or the cost of transit projects, but during a blizzard the Urban core is way more resilient than the suburbs I grew up in.
We had a busy family weekend and perhaps I'm a little more exhausted today due to dealing with the weather, but we hosted a dinner Friday, walked to Blackbird for brunch Saturday, had a kid attend a birthday party at Vertical Endeavours and Tilt, and then went to another birthday dinner at IE on Sunday. I don't think anyone involved seriously considered not doing any of these things due to the weather, and the venues were remarkably full. We were even able to <drive> to a couple of the places because the main streets were OK, and they are so close together.