First Impressions: 3 Things I Hate About the Bay Area
Last week I shared with you 6 Things I Love About the Bay Area. I’ve got to be honest, I can’t find a whole lot I don’t like. Yet. Sure, give it some time and I am sure they will come creeping out. But, in the meantime, here are a few things that provide a little annoyance off the bat.
1. Pedestrian Traffic
I mean seriously. Does everyone have to bike or walk everywhere? I mean I know the weather is great and it’s a very walkable area, but does that mean that I as a driver have to be on the lookout for moving objects wherever I go? As drivers in CA, pedestrians have the right of way. So if I happen to be cruising along and see someone headed across the street, I have to stop. This could be dangerous for walkers and drivers who aren’t very good at paying attention.
2. The Caldecott Tunnel
It’s a tunnel that connects Oakland to the Contra Costa County area on the other side of the hill. It’s a tunnel that goes through a hill! I don’t know why I don’t like this thing.
Actually, I do.
Have I told you I am claustrophobic? Good thing this stupid tunnel isn’t longer than it is. I would die. Literally.
This is nothing new. Don’t know why I’m surprised – it’s everywhere and I can’t escape it. I have come to terms with this fact.
So that’s about it! Pretty simple so far. What are the things you hate about East Bay, or your own city? Let me know in the comments!