Didn't lower Manhattan evacuate relatively quickly on 11 September
2001? And, if I'm not mistaken, didn't a lot of vehicular roads turn
into giant pedestrian roads?
Yet every time a McCity has to be evacuated before a hurricane, the
interstate never seems to have enough capacity.
I especially love the part about rental cars. I live a few blocks from
a Budget station which has 10-20 rental cars on the lot at any given
time, so they'll be primed and ready to evacuate, oh, 50-100 people
when the Big One strikes.
And, of course, giving low-income people access to own cars will help
them evacuate too. Must be why most cities force landlords to provide
tenants with "free" parking.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "John Bredin" <jbbredin@...> wrote:
> The American Highway Users Alliance released a "study" giving
> a "report card" on the evacuation capability of various cities.
> With some exceptions, the grades seem to be inversely related to
> which cities have the most extensive rail transit service. The lowest-
> ranked "F" cities are New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.