I noticed coming in this morning that traffic on Berkeley was unusually smooth flowing. Given that there’s no overnight parking there, I can’t help but connect the two facts. I bet there’d be plenty more clear roads in the city if they had instituted a parking ban Sunday night.It's odd that they didn't. Usually when they cancel school they declare a parking ban. I believe the two are linked in Somerville. Schools are closed whenever there's a Snow Emergency.
What really bugs me, though, is that this is Boston. We seem to keep getting caught flat footed by snowstorms this year, even though its been relatively mild (of course, I keep thinking back to 2014/15. That was a winter in which we had every reason to be paralyzed by the snow). Is it just because most of the storms are followed by relativey warm weather, so cities are cutting corners, betting that nature will do the job for them?