Monday, December 15, 2008

Concrete Jungle

Its finally finished. Well, half of it anyway. The reconstruction of the western five miles of I-64 through central St. Louis has taken about a year and upset the balance of commuting in town. No one will deny it was worth it, though. The second half of construction (the eastern five miles) begins today.

Before the stretch was opened for traffic, the city gave it over to the cyclists and pedestrians. There was a 5k run, an organized time trial, walkers, joggers, fancy old cars, and political speech-making. The weather was typical St. Louis December, and the rain held off just long enough for everyone to have a good time. I took the Masi, the camera and my family, and spent the afternoon cruising around. Hopefully this time next year we'll be riding the other half.

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