… and for public transportation.
A short conversation this morning in the kitchen:
Wife: I’m happy to give you a ride, but you probably don’t want it.
Me: I don’t want you driving in this.
Two things: 1) It is very comfortable to ride in or drive a car in snowy weather. There’s just no doubt about that, but 2) it is also dangerous to drive in the snow — especially in the morning as many people are commuting.
Since I live 3/4-mile from my office, I just see no sense in putting my wife or myself in danger. Plus, proper dress really takes care of most of the comfort issues for a <15-minute walk.
Riding the Bear Line begs the issue of danger, but I’ll ignore that 😉
The key here — to whatever point it is I’m trying to make — is that living close to your major destinations can be a really good thing if one finds it possible. I’m lucky. I have a wife who would venture into the snow by car (something I know she hates) just to make sure I’m comfortable. I live close enough to turn down the offer with few worries.