Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Trench warfare

Have you noticed the trench that stretches across First Avenue at Sixth Street? I feel as if I need to wear a mouthguard and football helmet when I'm going up the Avenue on the M15. I love the noise the bus makes when the unsuspecting drive -- feeling good for having made the lights -- hits the trench. BuuhhhhBOOOOOM. Or something close tho that. OK, slow down Sandra Bullock!

Anyway, easy enough for me to be lighthearted about it. Then I met someone who lives in a building adjacent to the trench. Not much fun. The noise — BuuhhhhBOOOOOM, if you've been paying attention — is one thing. The resident has other worries: "I'm really afraid the constant earthquakes will stress my crappy building enough to make the already warped floors collapse." Ugh. Last thing anyone needs is another building collapse. This is exactly the kind of thing 311 is for. Give 'em a call. They'll forward a complaint to the DOT.


Anonymous said...

don't forget the hell this wreaks in cyclists and the wheels on their bicycles!!! aaaaarrrrgggghhhh!

this shit has been going on all over town, and it takes forever to have these properly patched as they are dug buy god knows whom while the capping is somebody else's responsibility - or so it seems.

Anonymous said...

Yikes, I didn't evewn think about that...this trench in particular has to be hell on a bike...