Sarah McKenzie

Clickers invade Downtown


Rebecca Diercks sat in a lounge chair, keeping an attentive eye on the pavement ahead, clicking rapidly on clickers as traffic sped by the Hennepin Avenue Davanni's Sept. 10.

Diercks graciously allowed a reporter to ask questions as she kept track of the cars, taxis and trucks zooming past her 1138 Hennepin Ave. perch. Her shift was 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; by 10:50 a.m., she had already tallied thousands of cars -- far more than the buses and trucks she was also assigned to spot.


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