3005 Hillcrest Drive Se Washington, District of Columbia
Hillcrest Drive is becoming dangerous for pedestrians. Drivers, especially from Maryland, use Hillcrest Drive to avoid Branch Avenue congestion despite there being "Do Not Enter" signs on several Alabama Avenue intersections that were installed many years ago to keep commuters from this and other residential streets . There is no speed sign at the entrance to Hillcrest Drive at W Street. There is a 15 mile per hour sign at the beginning of a sharp curve beyond my house, but drivers cannot slow down in time to approach the curve at that slow speed. I estimate that many cars enter Hillcrest Drive at W Street at 30 -40 miles an hour. There should be a speed sign at the top of this long, curved hill, and, at least, speed bumps on this street. Also needed is regular policing at 32nd, 31st, 30th Streets to keep drivers from ignoring the "Do Not Enter" signs. Hillcrest Drive is frequented by pedestrians and cyclists. The traffic conditions during morning AND evening rush hours are dangerous as drivers speed down this hill toward Pennsylvania Avenue. Ideally there should be a "Do Not Enter" sign at the corner of Hillcrest Drive and W Street.