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Feb. 25, 2009 at 8:49am

Old Town Pothole: Over or Around?

Heading toward downtown on 30th St. there's a section of Old Town paved in wavy-patterned brick. Right where that brick starts there's a growing divot right in the path of normal car tracks. Many drivers swerve to avoid this relatively minor depression that sometimes makes me think they're turning off to get their Starbucks fix only to have them swerve back into traffic.

My vote is to knock this off. Drive over the darn thing. It's not going to damage your car or offroad-ready SUV and, frankly, the worse it gets the sooner it'll get fixed. This may also help avoid fender benders or at least confusion for drowsy drivers who wish they were pulling over for coffee but are running late. ;)

comments [7]  |  posted under decay, old town, streets, tacoma

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by fredo on 2/25/2009 @ 8:52am
KF you must have following my wifes car. I've asked her to quit running into curbs and potholes.

by NSHDscott on 2/25/2009 @ 10:05am
Can we get a shout-out for the pothole mess at the Sprague/Division/6th Ave intersection?

by AngelaJossy on 2/25/2009 @ 2:04pm
We need a bat signal for the pothole vigilantes!

by KevinFreitas on 2/25/2009 @ 5:19pm
Until such time as they're fixed I recommend driving square over the top of them. The worse they get the sooner they'll get the attention they need (re: Pothole Pig) for the fixing.

by chrism39 on 2/25/2009 @ 7:16pm
I agree, its like the old people on Proctor who you think are parking by knapps, but then they get back into traffic.

by boearc on 2/26/2009 @ 11:36am
Actually, I think potholes need to have bright flourescent rings painted around them - then swerving to drive between and around them brings a bit of the Grand Prix to the otherwise normal NASCAR commute (and maybe require a brief moment for drivers to momentarily stop talking on their phone to navigate the pothole 'gates'). Because if you just hit them holes straight-on - well, we could lose a whole generation of Vespa riders with that type of recommendation (although there could be an ecomonic stimulus for Les Schwab with additional tires and alignment - and free beef for us).

by KevinFreitas on 2/26/2009 @ 11:09pm
I happen to own said Vespa and I actually enjoy the challenge of weaving around them on my two-wheeled wonder. ;) Gone over a couple and they rocked my world, to be sure. Maybe instead, if the consensus is to continue to swerve and avoid, we should put things in them people want to avoid: potted plants, kittens, etc.

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