Monday, February 4, 2008

Adventures In Pedestrianism: Episode I

As a constant pedestrian (I've never owned a car and am not fit enough to manage the surrounding hills on a bike with much success), I've noticed an awful lot of construction happening that disrupts sidewalk traffic. The church going in on 7th and Tacoma, whichever [Girl's Name] Heights Prium is finishing up on 6th, and all the hoopla surrounding Wright Park redevelopment.

Anyway, I ran across this little gem on G, approaching Division, heading toward the grocery store:

For those of you who don't know that intersection, or at least what it looks like now, here's the aforementioned other side:

Hrm. I guess they ran out of the "SIDEWALK CLOSED. You're shit out of luck, asshole!" signs.


Jen said...

It's kind of a nightmare for pedestrians in that area right now. Try navigating it with 2 little kids in tow.

NineInchNachos said...

we lived in the park side apartments for a few years. the place in your photograph was the crossing point for getting to stadium thriftway, stadium video etc. The church was always doing interesting things with their sidewalks.

izenmania said...

Yeah, fortunately the span of the work was fairly small so I could go up one side of the church stairs and down the other.