What an absolute joy it was yesterday morning (Sunday) to leave my apartment off of 14th Street to head out towards the morning's Church of Beethoven show only to find out I was locked into my own neighborhood with NO WAY to get to Central Ave, let alone past it, as the Run for the Zoo people had the cops blocking every possible way out of the neighborhood. I was so furious I couldn't even see straight; the cop working the intersection of Park Ave and 14th was not letting any cars get through, at all. I turned around and tried to head down Silver to bypass the runners - no dice, Silver was blocked off, too. I tried heading down Lead towards the park past the country club - no dice, that was blocked off, too. Eventually, after a half-hour of driving around and calls to the police department, some bright bulb decided that maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaybe it might be a good idea to let a few cars go through.
Shame on the Run for the Zoo people, and shame on the city for poor planning.
What if I or my girlfriend had had a medical emergency, and needed to drive out of the neighborhood and to the nearest emergency room? We would not have been able to get out.
What if I'd had a flight to catch? I would not have been able to get out.