No traffic on Market Street in Downtown St. Louis November 1, 2022.
No traffic on Market Street in Downtown St. Louis November 1, 2022.

I was visiting Downtown St. Louis on a Tuesday around 2:00 pm as was wondering where all the cars were. Is it due to people telecommuting or is there fewer jobs downtown. On a Sunday morning, downtown is desolate, but that is understandable. But on a work day in the afternoon in the heart of a major city, no.

No traffic on Washington Avenue in Downtown St. Louis November 1, 2022.
No traffic on Washington Avenue in Downtown St. Louis November 1, 2022.

I took some random screen grabs while driving on Market Street, 4th Street and down Washington Avenue. And yes I probably favored the ones with the least cars showing to make a point. I had the lens on 70mm which can show about four blocks or four intersections in each image.

Where is all the cars on Market Street in Downtown St. Louis November 1, 2022.
Where is all the cars on Market Street in Downtown St. Louis November 1, 2022.

I know decades ago downtown was sometimes gridlocked on these streets during the week, especially during rush hour. I think I am just getting too old to be doing this 🙂 I think I may have turned into my Grandmother in the last 10 years or so. 🙂

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