When thinking about The City as a concept, I generally picture a circle with a lightening gradient towards the edges, as a map of the daytime population density, dedicated parking spots, or lawyer's offices would likely show. So, to simplify, imagine a pizza. If you were to cut the pizza into sections to represent, say, ways to get from periphery to periphery, how would every person who has ever seen a round pizza cut it? Most likely, some variation of:
- North to south
- East to west
- Bisect those cuts with another (NW to SE, SW to NE)
Route 4: Northwest Blvd > Altamont is a cut from the lower northwest part of town to the upper southeast part of town. This route is nearly directly east to west, only deviating to cross the river. A practical and necessary route that is totally unrepresented/unfulfilled in any functional way with our current public transportation options.
Best non-Downtown spot for a drink along the way: The Flying Goat. A real place to lock your bike up! A chill patio! A safe way to turn left into the establishment!
Next Sunday: Read about Route 13: East Nora > Garden Springs.