Better Fed Than Dead

Taking a walk on the wild side.

I manage to arrive safely at Grandpa's Burger Haven, and thank my lucky stars that I'm able to hold a strawberry shake. On average, the Denver Police Department responds to an accident in the Federal Death Trap once every 36 hours, but during my rush-hour visit, I haven't heard so much as a siren.

I board the northbound #30 at Second Avenue -- and find myself sitting right behind Loverboy. He doesn't look at me. He's listening to a middle-aged man with crutches, who's relating a back-in-the-day story about how cruisers used to gridlock Federal on summer nights. Even with millions of dollars in street improvements, that's exactly what the Federal Boulevard Environmental Assessment Study predicts for 2030.

If we live that long.

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