1. My new Mini-Dorm neighbors give me the feeling that all the rage, for people who can afford it, has moved to the new apartment buildings on sixth and sixth... So maybe it will work?? Don't have my hopes up. 2. What's scarier the first two weeks of school? Kids who don't know how to drive, or kids who've never walked or ridden a bike in their lives, then trying it out on campus? Depends on the situation I guess, but I know exactly what crazy thing a car will try, a noob pedestrian? - no clue... 3. I'm still hoping the streetcar will be okay. But for cyclists, and I'll say it a million times, it all depends on how they stripe the roads. (3rd ave is still open at university by time market for the time being btw)
I have a friend whose son used to manage one of those upscale student apartment complexes. Based on what my friend told me, I gathered that those complexes are already competing fiercely for a very small pool of customers. Despite what we may think, the UA doesn't have that many affluent students. And it seems as if this year's hot place to live will be next year's Dullsville. So, look for changing demographics in those complexes very soon.