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  •  Coincidence (0+ / 0-)

    I don't think there's anything particularly meaningful about it specifically, just that it happens to be very specifically where the population density suddenly "drops". It doesn't matter if you're passing the highway going west through Austin or through Minneapolis; the moment that you pass it the population density plummets.

    The only exception to this is Omaha, which quite definitely fits more naturally with the eastern section that the middle section. But even it is only a hop skip and jump past the 35 corridor.

    23 Burkean Post Modern Gay Democrat; NM-2 (Raised), TX-20 (B.A. & M.A. in Political Science), TX-17 (Home); 08/12 PVIs

    by wwmiv on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 10:40:21 AM PST

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    •  Interesting (2+ / 0-)
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      Do you know have a rough grid of the interstate system in your head? I mean, do you look at a map like this and say, "Oh yeah, that's roughly where I-35 is"? Or do you open up a tab with a highway map?

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      by David Nir on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 10:43:07 AM PST

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      •  Well (0+ / 0-)

        Given that I've lived for the last 10 years along the 35 corridor in Austin and then San Antonio, and the very high profile bridge collapse in the Twin Cities a few years ago, it's really up there in my mind. There's also the fact that it is the chief NAFTA trade route.

        I basically know the routes of it and Interstate 10. Beyond that I couldn't tell you anything about the interstate grid numbers other than the rules by which they get their numbers and the general layout (which I could probably draw you on a piece of paper... just, again, without labeling them).

        23 Burkean Post Modern Gay Democrat; NM-2 (Raised), TX-20 (B.A. & M.A. in Political Science), TX-17 (Home); 08/12 PVIs

        by wwmiv on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 10:52:49 AM PST

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        •  In Other Words (0+ / 0-)

          The answer is both a yes and a no depending on how your question is read.

          23 Burkean Post Modern Gay Democrat; NM-2 (Raised), TX-20 (B.A. & M.A. in Political Science), TX-17 (Home); 08/12 PVIs

          by wwmiv on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 10:58:40 AM PST

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