It’s sliding…

I can already hear the Canadian, Russian or people from wherever there is snow every winter making fun of us little Parisians… A day of snow and everything is messed up, people decides to stay home or bus stop running… Today no snow but be careful!!! It’s sliding… I experienced it myself despite the hiking shoes I’m wearing…

BUT it seems there’s differences depending on the “arrondissement” you’re in. When my bus was in the 14th, everything was withe outside and I experienced the sliding sidewalks. And as soon as we enterred the 6th : no snow anymore, the sidewalks are not even wet… If anyone has an explenation, please, feel free to comment…

2 Comments so far

  1. Bij (bijoe) on January 6th, 2009 @ 7:45 pm

    i have a suggestion:
    i’ve noticed in my own arrondissement this mixture of frozen sliding sidewalks and of dry nice sidewalks.
    my theory is that: where people have walked quite a bit yesterday (when the snow got crushed nicely under your feet and basically melted away), the pavement is dry today. whereas where fewer people have walked, there is still either crusty snow or frozen water.
    hence, i would think that fewer people walk around in the 14th with this weather but the hordes of tourists in the 6th are relentless! :D


  2. Lil (lilianl) on January 13th, 2009 @ 5:33 pm

    i agree with bij. grounds that see more trampling feet would be less slippery than those scarcely used.

    also, perhaps there’s someone from the city council has spread some salt over earlier on? afterall, an area with lots of people walking, they wouldn’t want someone to slip and fall. therefore if earlier in the day salt has been spread, then it’ll be less slippy already. add on trampling feet – voila, just somewhat mucky street…



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