I’ve been receiving notes about tacks on the Alaskan Way Trail near Pioneer Square all week, but now that I’ve seen Eric Shalit’s photo (taken Thursday night) I’m very concerned that the tacks are intentional, and the culprit keeps returning to reset them.
This is extremely dangerous. At best, someone will get a flat. At worst, a blowout could cause someone to fall and get injured.
Several people this week have said they got flats, then went and cleaned the tacks off the trail. So the fact that Eric found fresh tacks Thursday suggests someone is resetting them. That or some commuter’s panniers are leaking thumb tacks (in which case, you might want to get that checked out).
Keep your eyes peeled and call the police if you spot someone doing this.
Here’s approximately where it’s happening:
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