4301-4399 North Fairfax Drive Arlington, Virginia
The crosswalk on N Fairfax Dr at the corner with N Utah St is in a high pedestrian traffic area with 2 lanes of cars both directions. There is a marked crosswalk, yield triangles painted on the pavement, yellow "Heavy Pedestrian Traffic" signs, and a "Yield to Pedestrians in Crosswalk, $100-500 violation fine" sign in the other direction. And yet cars DO NOT yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk. It's a high traffic area as well (and cars regularly exceed the 30mph speed limit when they can), so pedestrians regularly have to risk getting hit if they want to use that crosswalk -- you basically have to step out in front of cars and judge that they have enough time to stop. I've experienced this first-hand on EVERY occasion I use that crosswalk and just the other day saw a fellow pedestrian crossing the other way almost get hit from both traffic directions. It's also extremely treacherous once you've crossed halfway and the other direction of cars refuse to yield.
Is it possible to request/recommend the addition of those neon yellow State Law yield signs? It seems like the only thing that cars pay attention to in that area.
I drop my husband at an office building at 3803 North Fairfax Drive in Arlington several times a week. It is impossible to get to the kerb to drop him because there is a long line of orange cones marking off the parking lane, preventing parking or stopping there -- there are No Parking signs along this area of the street, but apparently the cones are considered important items. I could accept the cones, but every day, all day -- when I drop him and when I pick him up -- there is a police car parked behind the cones, with a real live police officer within. Also, the same situation pertains on the side street, which I believe is Nelson Street. Why is it so important to prevent people from parking here that we need to send two fulltime police officers and their patrol cars to spend all day here? This is an ongoing situation, and I have observed this for more than a year now.
By the way, my husband is physically handicapped, and it is quite difficult for him to reach the kerb from the car because I am forced to pull up in the righthand traffic lane, AND block the pedestrian crossing. Arlington County, what's the story here? Is parking control so important that it requires not only No Parking signs, traffic cones, AND two police officers in official cars?· Reported by Patricia Bragdon · Flag Flagged
10th Street And Washington Blvd Arlington, VAThis is entirely too busy of an intersection, where often drivers are running red lights for there to be another hazard such as the pedestrian cross signals not working.· Reported by Anonymous · Flag Flagged