Day: March 11, 2018

More Buses


Remember those buses lined up on Magazine Street. You know, Friday’s post. Well they gotta go somewhere. I was walking back to my car, when the big school buses started rolling to get to the parade’s endpoint. The only way in or out is through the very small Uptown side streets. New Orleans is an old city. Most of the original street layout in places not The French Quarter was done in the mid to late 1800s. To be sure, not all of the houses are that old, but the streets are. They are tiny compared to most modern cities. Often on a two-way street, one car has to pull over in order to let oncoming traffic pass. To help relieve that pressure many Uptown streets are one way. You get used to it. You be surprised at how easily you can pull your car into a tiny space in order to let traffic pass you by. We are used to it. Problems arise when some huge double dually pickup truck with Texas license plates …