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    Default Fleeing Cities or regions ahead of lockdowns

    Which cities or regions of the world are experiencing a mass exodus?
    This thread will be for documenting this kind of thing when we notice it.
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    Athenians fleeing capital ahead of lockdown

    Friday’s heavy traffic continued well into evening on many key thoroughfares in and around Attica, the Traffic Police told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, adding that more than 40,000 cars left the Greek capital before the three-week lockdown measures kick in at 6 a.m. on Saturday.

    According to the Traffic Police, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, a total of 43,996 vehicles left through the Athens-Corinth and the Athens-Lamia national highway toll stations.

    Of these, 22,780 cars headed south in the direction of Corinth and the Peloponnese, and 21,216 went north towards Lamia.

    Greek police sources told the ANA-MPA that the Traffic Police is out in force and that there is heavy congestion on Kifissos Avenue, as well as on Patission and Vassilissis Sofias in the city center.
    https://www.ekathimerini.com/258913/...ad-of-lockdown
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    Default Re: Fleeing Cities or regions ahead of lockdowns

    A few days ago,Paris was in the same situation.

    Covid-19: Record traffic around Paris as second French lockdown begins

    "Incredible traffic jam in Paris as people try to leave the city before 9 pm curfew and before confinement begins at midnight. Traffic is barely moving in every direction as far as the eye can see. Lots of honking and frustrated drivers.

    Anna, 24, told Le Figaro newspaper that she had left her family's Paris apartment for their second home in Bernay in northern France. She said spending the first lockdown in Paris was "psychologically hard" - but in Bernay, "the air is cleaner, we breathe, we feel free"."

    France 2nd nationwide lockdown - Paris gridlocked as thousands flee city
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    "Your planet is forbidden for an open visit - extremely aggressive social environment,despite almost perfect climatic conditions.Almost 4 billion violent deaths for the last 5000 years and about 15000 major military conflicts in the same period."

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    Default Re: Fleeing Cities or regions ahead of lockdowns

    I'm so glad I do not live in a big city.

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    Default Re: Fleeing Cities or regions ahead of lockdowns

    This begs the question..if you had to leave where would you go?

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    Default Re: Fleeing Cities or regions ahead of lockdowns

    Quote Posted by CurEus (here)
    This begs the question..if you had to leave where would you go?
    From my experience of spending time in continental Europe, it's quite common for many people to have a place in the country if they live in a city, hence the exodus from Paris and Athens.

    In Britain with our vastly overpriced housing, second homes are less common so not an option for many; certainly not for me. Fortunately I live in a village.

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    Default Re: Fleeing Cities or regions ahead of lockdowns

    Quote Posted by HikerChick (here)
    Quote Posted by CurEus (here)
    This begs the question..if you had to leave where would you go?
    From my experience of spending time in continental Europe, it's quite common for many people to have a place in the country if they live in a city, hence the exodus from Paris and Athens.

    In Britain with our vastly overpriced housing, second homes are less common so not an option for many; certainly not for me. Fortunately I live in a village.
    I would do the same - cities are fun to visit!

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