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.
At Wilson Blvd And Glebe Rd Arlington, VaDue to construction, there is a 'blind' crosswalk on the intersection of southbound Glebe rd and Eastbound Wilson. A driver making a right on to Wilson can not see people in the crosswalk due to the construction barrier. The crosswalk is placed out of sight of the driver, making them unaware if pedestrians are already crossing. The pedestrian walk way in which people emerge is only made worse by the fact that the Builder's advertisements create a 'tunnel' effect in the sidewalk, limiting views both in and out.· Reported by K Cook · Flag Flagged
N Park Drive & N George Mason Crive Arlington, VAThis pedestrian crossing is one block from the elementary school. Despite new signs, cars never stop at the pedestrian crossing. Maybe if they get fines, they would consider stopping for Pedestrians· Reported by jose haaker · Flag Flagged