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Dallas: The City That Hates Pedestrians, Pt. 48

Downtown construction sucks!
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This little corner of the website has been quiet for some time—email me if you encounter infrastructure or construction or anything else that makes it a pain to walk—but that doesn’t mean the problems are fixed.

The photo above is at Ervay and Federal streets in the downtown of the ninth largest city in America. Energy Plaza is ripping up its sprawling terrace and has taken in a lane of traffic to dump its trash. The sidewalk is gone, and you’re forced to cross to the east side of the street.

Or you can see if you can navigate your way out and deal with oncoming traffic. This is admittedly a bit of user error here; I should’ve paid closer attention and crossed instead of stubbornly try to navigate the length of the construction, I admit. But it’s a miserable experience if you’re on two feet and trying to hurry to get out of this heat.

Welcome back to Dallas Hates Pedestrians. We’ll get to 50 soon.

Send your photo evidence of Dallas hating pedestrians to [email protected]. For more in this series, go here.


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