Post and photo by the Hawthorne Hawkman.
Sitting on a friend's porch just off of the problematic areas of 4th St N, we get to observe quite a bit of what starts to go on. And one thing we've noticed as cameras have been in place is that cars will frequently stop one or two houses in from 26th and 4th. They sit there for two minutes, maybe three. Very rarely does anyone come up to the car, and even less often does a driver or passenger get out. Why is that?
Given the kinds of behavior observed along the corridor, we believe it's likely that occupants of those vehicles are communicating with whoever they need to in regards to where a safe place is to do their deals. I suppose the other possibility is that we are beseiged by city planners from an alternate future, who are coming down 26th Avenue North, getting lost, and saying to each other, "Shouldn't there have been a land bridge somewhere around here?"