I shot this last week from the far northwest corner of the Arroyo Seco recreation loop, up Parkview from West Drive. The construction site in the middle distance used to be a raised triangle that was occasionally landscaped; now it’s flat and black-topped. It’s part of the plan to make the heavily used Arroyo floor safer for all concerned, especially the cyclists and runners who make that turn onto Washington going east at high rates of speed.
My wife thinks more’s the pity ’cause it’s yet more macadam down there. I think, much as I am for dirt rather than pavement, that it will make things better for all the exercisers. (I run on trails, not pavement — that hardscape is bad on the knees.) What do you think?