This pedestrian crossing connects the northern Swamp Rabbit Trail to Riverplace and downtown. It is very busy at times as shown here. It is also dangerous when there is heavy vehicle traffic because the view between pedestrians and cars can be blocked by traffic in the other lane. The good news is that a new River Street underpass has been approved in the budget for construction within the next year.
This is theme day in the City Daily Photo community, where City Daily Photo blogs all over the world may choose to post an April theme entry. See other examples of pedestrians crossing from all over the world. I bent the rules here because there are no actual pedestrians in this photo – just some pedal-destrians!
Thinking of the old song “Rainy Days & Mondays always get me down…”, nothing can be done about the beginning of the work week, but the rain is another story! Simply put on some protective gear and go outside to play in the rain on your bicycle. And what kid doesn’t enjoy splashing in the puddles?
Even so, I wouldn’t recommend this when there may be lightning or high winds like the storms predicted for today. This photo was taken on a previous calm rainy day.
I didn’t have the setup for a proper self-portrait in the heavy rain, so this is only a low resolution picture.