763 S Darien St Philadelphia, PA
This street hasn't been paved in 40+ years. The street is not properly leveled to the sewer drain and water and mud collect in the crosswalk where Darien meets Catharine. We frequently have 3+ inches of mud and water and sticks. There are various ditches in the road by the NW curb (adjacent to 825 Catharine) as well as build-ups of concrete causing rain water to collect and dam up rather than run to the drain.
I just spent 4+ hours cleaning the street to remove this health hazard but it will continue to get worse.
The road needs to be paved and leveled properly.
819 South Darien Street Philadelphia, PAThere have been cars illegally parking on the east side of S. Darien St. just north of Christian. Since there is not enough space between the driveway and the crosswalk the cars block the crosswalk making it dangerous for pedestrians forcing them into Christian St. and it also blocks the view of drivers trying to turn from S. Darien onto Christian at an intersection where it is already difficult to see westbound traffic. The PPA needs to put up clear no parking signs and vigorously enforce this.
Washington Ave Philadelphia, PA
Washington Avenue is a mess between front and Broad. There are NO lane lines painted (literally none.) The avenue has become a "Wild West" for drivers who weave in and out of lanes, run red lights and double park along the Italian Markets.
In March a young girl was killed while crossing the road in an intersection where no pedestrian crossings were painted by a driver running a red light. Are we surprised that this is happening? It feels as if the city has completely forgot about one of it's busiest corridors.
On 9th Street specifically, thousands of people cross Washington Ave on a daily basis while they shop at the markets. About a year ago it appeared that the city started to re-do the crossing lines, but never finished. The entire length of Washington from Front to Broad is just one big cement corridor. As a biker, pedestrian and driver, I have seen some of the most dangerous driving on this road. What does the city expect to happen?
We've called the police on folks double parked on Washington more times then we can count. Folks are never ticketed and you can actually watch cop cars drive right past the double parked cars. Drivers are constantly forced to dodge parked cars...
Let's take back Washington Ave! It could be a great corridor...· Reported by CarrieM · Flag Flagged