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Truck unloads in construction staging area while blocking crosswalk

Location: 
Atlantic Avenue at 6th Avenue
When: 
December 16, 2014 - 8:15am

It was a challenge crossing Atlantic at Sixth Avenues this morning as a pedestrian.  The east crosswalk on Atlantic is temporarily closed along with the sidewalks leading to it.  The west crosswalk was functionally closed this morning as well because a construction truck was unloading while parked on top of it.  Because west bound traffic was gridlocked at the same time, the north half of the crosswalk was blocked by traffic.  
 
I was on my way to a train, so I was only able to videotape the truck stationary on the crosswalk for several minutes.  It looked to me like it was going to be there for a long time.  They were removing the steel pipes on the back of the truck.
 
Here is a video showing the truck blocking the crosswalk for more than two minutes.  Near the end watch a boy walking southbound on the Atlantic Avenue crosswalk weave through traffic blocking the crosswalk and then pass around the truck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkHid1h8XRM&list=UU80z_6IGgNNMwtGZRmf02lQ
 
 
 
 

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People: 
Local community
Frequency: 
One time