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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

It Takes 1,047 Steps to Walk Across the Ballard Bridge

posted by on April 30 at 10:33 AM

Give or take a hundred. My count might’ve been thrown off when someone honked at me.

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Walking across that bridge freaks me the fuck out. I constantly envision myself somehow falling into the traffic.

Posted by kid icarus | April 30, 2008 10:46 AM

Whatever you do, stay out of the way of the bicyclists on the Ballard Bridge. They don't take kindly to pedestrians using their sidewalk.

Posted by elenchos | April 30, 2008 10:53 AM

The narrowness of that sidewalk pisses me off/scares me.

Posted by keshmeshi | April 30, 2008 11:17 AM

How do you know they were honking at you?

Posted by Chalupa | April 30, 2008 11:20 AM

You know, you can count to 1024 in binary on your hands. Helps keep from losing count. Then again, someone might actually see you counting in binary on your hands.

Posted by Mr. Joshua | April 30, 2008 11:55 AM

but were you walking in Jesus's footsteps?

Posted by michael strangeways | April 30, 2008 12:00 PM

It's not an easy trek. Did any of the bikers try to run you down?

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 30, 2008 12:03 PM

I probably wouldn't honk at you if you'd use the pedestrian sidewalk next time.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | April 30, 2008 12:33 PM

Autistic much?

Posted by meks | April 30, 2008 12:39 PM

Unfortunately, the Ballard Bridge is a shared use path. Cyclist don't like it anymore than pedestrians - even less, I would wager. There is an etiquette to sharing the narrow pathway. For cyclists, slow down, verbally let pedestrians know you're apporoaching and wait for an amenable passing location. Pedestrians, for their part, need to be aware that bicycles are forced to use this bridge and expect to negotiate passing when needed. My experience is that if we're all polite and considerate, things go smoothly.

Posted by shtetl | April 30, 2008 1:41 PM

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