DowntownDC BID

Open Issues: 5 Closed Issues: 38 Acknowledged Issues: 23

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  • 1115 12th St Nw Washington, DC - Logan Circle

    Throughout the District, there are signs warning drivers to not block the box. My home commute path takes me up 12 Street and across Mass Ave. Every day, between the hours of 4:30 and 6:00, which is the range during which I've experienced this issue, drivers along Mass Ave will block the box, not allowing drivers along 12th Street to cross over Mass Ave. Often, I have to wait 2-4 light cycles in order to get past cars that continue to drive down Mass Ave, even when they have no room to do so. I would be immensely satisfied if I were to see a TCO at this intersection during my home commute this afternoon. And perhaps doing this on a regular basis would alleviate the blocking the box issues, as I am aware that this is a ticketable offense. Thank you in advance.

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  • 950 F Street NW, Washington, DC - Downtown

    There is no enforcement of cyclists who are riding their bikes on the sidewalks in the business district, or riding their bikes in pedestrian crosswalks.

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  • 14th St & Pennsylvania Ave (N) Washington, DC 20004, USA - Downtown

    Dc govt car has blocked rush hour traffic illegally every day for past two weeks right at peak rush hour. It backs up LOTS of traffic.

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  • Nw 14th St & Nw G St Washington, DC 20005, USA - Downtown

    MPD marked cruiser #3034 is parked in bus zone and rush hour lane. This cruiser is in the 2nd district and not on duty. Police repeatedly park illegally downtown to grab coffee, food or run to the bank. I can understand if the police are on an emergency but when they are parking they should obey the laws they enforce.

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  • 311.Dc.Gov Washington, DC - Downtown

    Go to and try and report a problem that is not located at a specific address or at an address that is in the DC database. Go ahead, just try it. For example, I have tried repeatedly to report pedestriant safety program (crosswalk) signs that need to be replaced at two intersections near my house.

    I should be able to to do this at Of course, I can't. The website doesn't allow intersections to be reported. Neither does it allow an address that isn't keyed to a specific house. Furthermore, it automatically 'validates' the address information you put in, usually changing NW to NE, in my case. Also, it really really wants a +4 zip code.
    It is, for all intents and purposes, broken in the same way that 911 is broken: if you need to report a problem that is not at a very specific and known address (i.e., a house), then you're out of luck.
    Go ahead, try it. Try and report a problem with an intersection. Go ahead, try it, and see what happens. I'll wait here for you.

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  • 634-698 N Capitol St Nw Washington, DC 20529, USA - Downtown

    F Street, approaching this very busy intersection in the downtown business district, has yet to be plowed. Not only is this an inconvenience to drivers, cyclists and pedestrians, but it's also a safety hazard. Imagine when all that slush turns to ice, too!

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  • 400-478 G Street Northwest Washington, DC - Downtown

    DC Govt Vehicle parked in a No Parking Zone. Also due to location of parked vehicle it is blocking (ADA) sidewalk/crosswalk access.

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  • Bicycles Acknowledged
    15th St & New York Ave Nw Washington, DC 20005, USA - Downtown

    Need more bike racks. In front on 734 15th St NW. Three bikes on flower boxes. Two on sign post. This happens every business day.

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  • Sign New Archived
    410 8th St Nw Washington, DC 20004, USA - Downtown

    Need school zone signage at BASIS DC at 410 8th St NW, WDC 20004.

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  • 117 D St Nw Washington, DC - Downtown

    The exit from the third street tunnel to D street is a very busy place. Drivers frequently abuse the right turn on red after slowing down a little bit law. Additionally some drivers turn left on red which the district web page advises is not permitted in DC. I suggest a new (oh lord help us an new sign) sign be placed that states that LEFT TURN ON RED IS ILLEGAL IN DC.
    As with the right turn, some drivers turn left without slowing down.

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  • 301-399 14th St Nw Washington, DC 20004, USA - Downtown

    Dc govt vehicles blocking trafific at rush hour. See photo time and location.

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  • Sign New Archived
    3rd Street Tunnel Washington, DC 20001, USA - Downtown

    When traveling northbound on 395 in DC, the exit sign for Mass Ave is not positioned correctly. Drivers cannot see the sign until AFTER there is no longer any legal way to get into or out of the exit lanes. The sign should be moved about a half mile south, or an additional sign should be installed a half mile south. The current configuration causes many drivers to drive across medians and solid lines to get where they want to go. Alternatively, law abiding drivers face significant confusion and inconvenience.

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