another nice thing I'm liking about living downtown: timed green lights. My commutte in to work this morning only had two reds after I got on J st (getting to J st being two blocks that are red lights, but it's not that bad). Greens all the way from 15th to 45th, and an almost-stop at about 53rd (or thereabouts). it's nice being able to just kinda putter along at 25mph and cruise up J all the way to work.
Other fun things about living downtown so far: I went wandering around for an hour one night taking night photos of the purdy buildings. I now mosey over to a small local coffee shop for a tasty treat before heading in to work. stumbling distance of breweries. :)