People should live to the east of where they work. That way the sun would always be in your rearview mirror on your commute.
Instead of in your face, or more specifically in my face, inasmuch as I live west of where I work.
But this threw me a curve:
I heard once that cities tend to grow in a way that forms a 7 of developed, happening areas, but I don’t know why that would be true. Every city that I’ve lived in, it’s been either the west or the north (or both) that was the wealthier developing side, and the south and/or east that were poorer. I don’t know why any of these things would be intrinsic, but it’s a cliche that south and east are poor, no?
Definitely true of Oklahoma City; definitely not true of Tulsa.
I’ve brought this up before. At the time, Fishersville Mike advanced the theory that it was at least partially wind-related: “The wind blows the smells from west to east, so that side might be slightly more pleasant for an urbanized area.” Winds in the OKC are typically from the southwest and hot, or from the northwest and not quite so hot; as a result, I am generally spared two of the more godawful smells in this town, the Stockyards (on the near-southwest side) and the dog-food plant (on the far north end), which would fit this pattern.
There are 200 comments at that first link, containing explanations, outliers, and occasional randomness.
(Via Hit Coffee.)