#131. The +15 Walkways

Downtown Calgary is home to a small network of enclosed walkways (a “skywalk”) called the +15 System. The +15’s are designed to encourage pedestrian traffic during the day, but are closed at night. The city claims that this is for the sake of the security of the buildings connected by the walkways and to prevent transients from living in them. However, the actual reason is much more interesting.
While the core of the system is open from 7 AM until Midnight, The western and eastern edges of the system are locked at 9 PM. If you are able to sneak into the closed systems at midnight, you’ll discover new walkways that don’t exist during the daylight hours. If you walk down these pathways, you’ll eventually emerge in the Minneapolis Skyway.
The Minneapolis Skyway connects every skywalk system in the world. Be warned, however, that if the skywalk you enter from it isn’t in a city where the time is between midnight and six AM, you may find that walkways you rely upon no longer exist.


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