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What Grand Rapids looks like on lock down.

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Sign on U.S. 131 stating the stay-at-home order has been extended, with a lot less traffic than there would be at 4:30 p.m. on a Thursday evening, April 8.

By Sabrina Edwards

Grand Rapids on April 8:

Campus closed sign on the corner of Bostwick and Fountain.
Division completely empty, there would usually be students commuting to school or people to work.
Parking lot off of Market, empty, with the gates up. This parking lot is usually full during weekdays.
Market Ave at 8 a.m. on Wednesday with no traffic or people walking around.
Love statue off of Market in front of closed businesses.
Blue bridge, which would usually have commuters walking on it, empty.
Love statue off of Market in front of closed businesses.

 

Grand Rapids on April 9:

Fulton Street bridge from the S-curve with no traffic.
Market Street in front of Starbucks at 5 p.m.
Madcap Coffee with a “we’re open” sign in the window.
Housing insecure people gathered at Rosa Parks Circle.
Walking bridge to Gerald R. Ford museum completely empty.
Fulton Street in front of the Van Andel Arena with only a fraction of the amount of cars that are normally there on weekdays at around 5 p.m.
U.S 131 heading northbound during what normally would be rush hour.