9607 9615 Maryland 97 Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA - Silver Spring
Last street light on the Forest Glen Metro walking bridge is out and needs to be fixed. This is the pole light located on the bridge near Lansdowne and Georgia Avenue. It has been out for nearly a year and has not been fixed despite numerous complaints. Area gets very dark at night and has had problems with vandalism and theft from autos. Please fix this light.
Pedestrian Crossing West Hyattsville, MD - Hyattsville
At the intersection of Ager Rd and Hamilton Street (right in front of the KFC) there is a "pocket" for cars making the right turn from Hamilton to Ager. Most drivers treat as an invitation to accelerate into the turn, ignoring the fact that pedestrians crossing Ager Road (many either going to or coming from the West Hyattsville Metro Station) have the right of way.
While there is a YIELD sign advising motorists making the right to yield to traffic on Ager Road. there should be a sign advising motorists to yield to pedestrians attempting to cross Ager Road.
The exisence of this dedicated "right tun pocket" is a big part of the problem. If it did not exist I am sure motorists would exercise more caution in yielding to pedestrians.
401 Rhode Island Ive. Nw Washington, DC - Ledroit Park
There is no cross walk on the north side of Rhode Island Ave on Florida Ave. making this an extremely dangerous location to cross while walking to the Shaw Metro Stop or riding the G8 bus toward Farragut Metro as most of us do in the mornings. I have seen many close calls at this crossing location.
Florida Ave And New York Ave NE, Washington DC, United States - Eckington
There are few if any signs posted in the surrounding Eckington or Bloomingdale neighborhoods explaining the NEW traffic pattern, including a map. Pedestrians and bikers have limited accessibility to walk or use the sidewalk in order to cross Florida and NY Avenues. There are at least five schools within the 6-10 block radius of the project including McKinley Technology Senior High School and Hyde Public Charter School.
For this project I would propose that DDOT engage people in the community, including children/community members to create signs that are colorful and stand out so people read them and can highlight access points to the new bike trail that safely connects the community to the New York Ave Metro and Union Station.
2038-2048 Wilson Blvd Arlington, VA 22201, USA - Colonial Village
The ever present panhandlers loitering the Courthouse Metro stop have become increasingly more aggressive lately. They seem to be younger too. Today I watched a man pursue an elderly woman in a deliberately threatening manner while panhandling. Clearly she was victimized for her demographic, as another person engaged in a similar manner may have been justified to react physically. This needs to be cleaned up ASAP.
U.S. 1 Washington, DC 20018, USA - Eckington
There is a pedestrian bridge from the Metro station (S of RI Ave) to the N of RI ave, E of the rail tracks.
Instead of walking down the bridge, under the (unsafe, poorly lit, tiny sidewalked) rail bridge, over a block and up a big hill (also with tiny sidewalks), HUNDREDS of people per day jump over the side of the pedestrian bridge, up a hill, around the rail fence, onto a LEDGE (12 inches and 40 feet above the ground?!!!), cross the tracks and go to the shopping center.
If it hasn't already, someone is going to get hurt or killed, and I can bet it will be a kid or teenager.
When hundreds of people per day are risking their lives to save 10 minutes and avoid a creepy area, something needs to be done NOW! I heard there is some long-term plan, but please do it now!
1640 7th Street Northwest Washington, District of Columbia - Shaw
There have been sandbags surrounding metro grates on the median of rhode island avenue at seventh street and on the sidewalk around the Watha T Daniel Library at 7 and R St Nw since hurricane sandy. These bags are old and breaking open and needed to be removed months ago.
All Streets Arlington, VA - Ballston-Virginia Square
Not just Arlington, but the entire Metro area should post signs for cyclists reminding them that they have the same traffic laws to follow as vehicles. Too many times I've seen near misses because bikers want to ignore the rules of the road.
6704 Metropolitan Center Dr Springfield, VA - Springfield
1) Cars illegally blocking the fire lane. 2) At side lot, cars park with empty unpaid meters; same cars morning and night. 3) At kiss and ride, cars "triple" park blocking traffic while others honk their horns to get out. 4) Cars drive through stop sign for crosswalk with pedestrians present. 5) Traffic accident outside front of parking garage took police 45 minutes to show up.
Dulany St Alexandria, VA - Eisenhower East
Cars easily access this area 24 hours a day, while during off hours, pedestrians crossing from the metro stop to Carlyle must cross 3 of the 4 sides of the intersection, then request the light. It can take as long as 6 minutes to accomplish this legally, while the lights continue to focus on getting auto traffic through regardless of whether there is any at all.