Boston Would Be TERRIBLE In The Walking Dead

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Dale (Jeffrey DeMunn) and Andrea (Laurie Holden) – The Walking Dead – Season 2, Episode 1 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC – TWD_201_0608_0401
Dale (Jeffrey DeMunn) and Andrea (Laurie Holden) – The Walking Dead – Season 2, Episode 1 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC – TWD_201_0608_0401 /

2) Navigating Boston With Zombies Borders On IMPOSSIBLE.

Even after The Big Dig finished, I can tell you from experience that driving in and around Boston is a disaster. I’ve literally been twenty miles out from the city and still been caught in traffic jams originating in the city itself. The way the traffic is both in and heading into Boston, you could have a traffic jam in the city proper, which could bog down traffic on I-93/Route 1/Route 3, which could then clog Route 24 and screw up traffic all the down. I know because I’ve seen it. Anyone who’s had to drive into the city on a bad day has seen this sort of thing at least once.

Now, remember that this is all talking about traffic in Boston without zombies. Right now, we’re just talking about the utterly confusing set of one-way and extremely narrow streets and terrible drivers that throw a massive monkey wrench into anyone’s plans for driving through the city normally; we haven’t even gotten into how zombies (And the crowds of people fleeing them) will make that situation worse.

The moment people beco–actually, even before people realize what they’re dealing with is zombies, the traffic situation will worsen. If the BPD have to put down a zombie before people realize that it is, I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw something like we did in the first season of Fear The Walking Dead, with a crowd of people coming to protest what they believe is excessive force on the part of the cops. If they decide to block up certain streets in the city, this could very easily be the catalyst for a chain reaction of traffic jams, inhibiting traffic flow for hours and forcing people to try to divert around, which will, in turn, mess up traffic on other roads around the city. Then, once the situation becomes obvious to everyone, the people still trapped in their cars will now have to contend with huge crowds of panicking people attempting to flee the ever-growing number of zombies pursuing them! If even one driver gets bitten and turns or flees their car, every other car behind them will now be stuck, however far back that traffic jam extends, probably at least as far as Brockton, Framingham, and Lowell.

Our traffic is bad enough as it is; we don’t need zombies to make it worse…even though they would.