Issues: street signal
14th And Newton Street Nw Washington D.C., DC
A traffic light was put in at 14th and Newton Street NW. Now traffic is always backed up traveling North. The light is red and there is no cross traffic. Why not just put in a stop sign, it would have been more efficient.
5th L, and New York Ave, Washington, DC
The timing of this intersection changes depending on the day. When the red light stops traffic on NY Ave, a green light appears to allow crossing of NY Ave, however sometimes the Southeast side of L St is given initial right of way (via a green light) to proceed through the intersection. If this happens, stopped traffic on 5th street heading north will see a red light at 5th and L but a green light at 5th and NY Ave. This is confusing and frequently traffic will run the red light at 5th and L when the traffic from L has green light. This needs to be clarified to prevent accidents, especially since this is a high pedestrian traffic area with the Safeway grocery store.
Corner Of 4th And New Hampshire Nw Washington, DC
Everyday children, seniors, students and neighborhood residents cannot safely cross the street at 4th and New Hamshire Avenue. There is no traffic light to cross at and the cars refuse to not stop at pedestrian crossing lines. THIS IS AN EXTREME ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN!!!
11 VotesFix it! Voted!1000 Maryland Ave Ne Washington, DC
This is a very dangerous intersection, which needs a traffic light or stop sign. It is the only one on this stretch of Maryland Ave without either and is extremely dangerous to cross on 10th Street for pedestrians and cars alike. Please install a light or stop sign and some raised crosswalks or other signals that allow pedestrians to walk. With a school and Recreation Center nearby on 10th Street and H Street just a few blocks away, this is a high foot traffic area, but not a safe place to walk across.
Porter St And Connecticut Ave Nw Washington D.C., DC
I walk through this intersection on the eastern side of Connecticut every day to get to and from work. Without fail, 3+ cars will run the red light signal for the left turn onto Porter from Connecticut, and we pedestrians will get the right of way but they are still blazing through to catch the next traffic light. One time a police officer was stopped at the intersection when this happened, but he did nothing(!). I AM FED UP! I want DC police to ticket these drivers until they start respecting the red light - and pedestrian safety. Even better would be to setup a traffic camera that could catch them.
M St. Nw & Key Bridge Washington D.C., DC
I asked MPD nearly a year ago (March '10) to address rampant red light running. Very often, drivers coming into the District from Key Bridge run the red light and completely block the box, preventing the drivers on M Street (going towards Georgetown) from advancing. Several light sequences can go by before the intersection clears - I frequently observe that not even one eastbound vehicle (on M St.) can go through their green light at this intersection with the Key Bridge.
Many times, it takes 20 mins or more in bumper to bumper traffic to go less than a mile from the entrance to Georgetown University (near Canal Rd and M St) to get past the intersection with the Key Bridge. Part of the problem could be that the traffic lights have no built in delay.
A related problem contributing to gridlock on this stretch of M St. NW is that the right lane of M St is dedicated exclusively for entrance to the Whitehurst Freeway, but often people stop in that lane, block traffic and wait until someone lets them into the left lane so they can continue on towards Georgetown. I don't know if these drivers are caught unawares or purposely go to the front of the traffic to switch lanes.
My guess is that the situation could benefit from greater enforcement as well as adjustments by DDOT.
This intersection needs either a new red light camera, increased traffic enforcement and/or adjustment of the traffic signal. Can you help?!?
15 19th St Se Washington D.C., DC 20003, USA
This intersection was torn up in 2009 and never properly repaired. Final grading, paving, and street / traffic light installation has not yet occurred, representing a hazard to motorists (unpredictable bumps, above-grade manholes) and pedestrians (uneven curb cuts) alike. Several inquiries have been made to the city and to Councilman Wells, with no action taken. Please help!
4th & Evarts St Ne Washington, DC
The traffic light used to change only when there was traffic on Evarts Street. Now it cycles even though there are rarely cars waiting on Evarts. Please fix/restore the sensor.
11th St Nw And Pennsylvania Ave Nw Washington, DC
I am writing to see if you can figure out who in the D.C. government to contact concerning the timing of the traffic lights at 11th and Pennsylvania NW. This intersection is really dangerous for pedestrians who are trying to cross from north to south on the east side of the street (from Central Restaurant to the Old Post Office). Before pedestrians can reach the south side of the street, the traffic lights for 11th St. turn green, allowing cars and buses to turn left onto Pennsylvania. Pedestrians end up either having 2 lanes of cars turning both in front and behind them, refusing to yield to the pedestrian who has the walk light, or getting stranded halfway across the street. Unfortunately the buses are not yielding either (and two people were killed by a bus a few years ago at 9th and Penn). I work in this area and see people almost getting hit on a regular basis. If the light were delayed about 30 seconds, people would be able to cross safely.