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Military Rd. Lee Hwy., & Old Dominion, Arlington, VA - Old Diminion
Each morning before dawn, weekdays & weekends, the attendants at the Exxon & Liberty gas stations get out their leaf blowers. They use them for as much as an hour at a time, violating county noise ordinances for that time of day and blowing trash into our neighborhood streets.
4150 S Four Mile Run Dr Arlington, VA - Claremont
The light at the intersection of the DMV entrance and Four Mile Run is mistimed. It runs red when there is no cross traffic and stays long, holding up traffic on the main roads. I live in this area and pass this light several times a day and rarely do I come upon it when it's green. I can understand if there is a great deal of traffic going in and out of the DMV entrance, but this happens even when the DMV is not open and has been getting worse in the last year. Combined with the light at the Barcroft Rec center just 2 blocks down the street makes a very short distance a very long drive.
King Street (Route 7) Between 395 And Walter Reed Drive Alexandria, Virginia - Alexandria Wrest
On Route 7, King Street between 395 and Walter Reed Drive the road condition is terrible. Just a little further west on this road one side of the street was repaved recently but the portion of the road that I mentioned is in even worse condition.
28th Street South Arlington, VA - Long Branch Creek
Arlington Public Works dung up 28th Street South, from about the 3-way stop where 28th Street and South Meade Street intersection to where 26th and 28th Streets intersect at the 4-way stop. The road was under considerable construction for the majority of August and it looks like Arlington County just fix the water main under the street and said screw it and it neglected to repave the road. The road, since August, has been a continuous strip of dips and bumps, a road unfavorable to drive on if your car is anything but a SUV. The meager job forces those driving on the side with all the dips and bumps to drive half in the other lane to save their suspension. This will only lead a car accident for someone not paying attention, and it is only a matter of time before this happens. This road needs to be restored to its original or vastly improved state. I thank god that I don’t own in Arlington County, otherwise I would be at every town hall meeting.
Mt Vernon Trail Arlington, VA 22202, USA - Arlington
Some type of barrier is needed in 3 locations in the airport area to address the situation where a cyclist riding this unlit path could hit ice, gravel or other obstacle, or simply not be able to see and land in the roadway where the bike path is within 1-3 feet of the highway lanes and not separated by grade.
Arlington Blvd And North Rolfe Street Arlington, VA - Radnor-Ft Myer Heights
The speed limit for the off-ramp for the N. Rolfe street exit on 50 East is 25. Vehicles constantly travel in excess of 50-60 mph. This area of the access road is frequented by runners, bicyclists, dogs, children and other vehicles entering onto Arlington Blvd. from N. Rolfe.
12th St S Arlington, VA - Douglas Park
This street is a major cut through but there are no sidewalks for pedestrians. Because of speeding vehicle traffic, it isn't safe for foot traffic. Speed bumps are needed to slow down traffic and sidewalks are needed for the safety of the people walking.
Custis Trail Arlington, Virginia - North Rosslyn
A stop sign was posted about a year ago on the custis trail at the parking lot exit from the Marriott Hotel onto Lee Highway. This is a sidewalk/trail and a driveway exit...not a place where a stop sign can legally be required for pedestrians/cyclists. It's also unclear if the Arlington County is responsible for posting this sign to begin with. Cars coming out of that exit must to yield to pedestrians/bicycles and placing a stop sign on the trail only helps to legitimize failure to yield behavior from drivers. It's also unclear - is the stop sign for all trail users or just bikes? A similar stop sign at Custis Trail and Scott street was removed for this same reason.
Better yet, Arlington County should consider removing that exit from the hotel altogether. It has poor sight-lines for all users and there has been more than one crash there, especially given that drivers entering onto Lee Highway often fail to look right for foot/bicycle traffic due to the one-way nature of Lee Highway. Traffic can easily exit the Marriott parking lot (including large buses) through the existing Ft. Meyer Drive entrance/exit.
1505 Quinn Street Arlington, VA - Radnor-Ft Myer Heights
The tree adjacent to Rahill Apartments is overgrown and contacting the roof and chimney. This is already a fire hazard and will become a worse collision hazard with the approaching hurricane season. A tree branch fell today on 16th street contacting a power line and hitting a car. The trees in this area are in need of maintenance and trimming where they contact power lines and rooftops.
Danville And Wilson Blvd Arlington, VA - Lyon Village
I daily see pedestrians almost get hit/run over at this intersection. It is absolutely amazing no one has been killed here over the years.
Everywhere else across Wilson at corners there are crosswalks across Wilson, but for some reason not here.
This is a major cross walk into the neighborhood and from Whole Foods and it is also a blind corner for cars. You almost always see cars honk and almost hit one another here because they try to gun it across since there is no light.
This puts the pedestrians in danger here also without crosswalks.
This intersection BADLY needs crosswalks ACROSS Wilson, not just across the side street.