I got buzzed (nearly clipped) (deliberately) (with bonus GET OFF THE ROAD shouting) right up the road from there at Penn & Fifth on Tuesday. Penn Avenue just rots from stem to stern, with a slight exception for the 50 feet in front of Bike PGH.
i was riding the scarier part of penn ave yesterday. to avoid parts of it, i rode along thomas blvd. i felt like i was going to avoid any potentially dangerous interactions. then at the intersection of thomas and north dallas, literally THREE cars ran the red light AROUND me while i was in the middle of the intersection (because i was going, because the green light means go). i was dumbstruck. i think that was the first time i avoided penn because the ghost bike got me kinda sad and scared. not doing that again.