Crossing Connecticut Ave NW at M St NW as a pedestrian, the pedestrian signal indicates "Walk" before traffic on Connecticut Ave is stopped (the light turns red approximately 3 seconds after the pedestrian signal turns to "Walk"). This results in near misses for unfamiliar and/or over zealous pedestrians very frequently. On the morning of 4/2/2010 I witnessed a car coming within inches of impacting a pedestrian head on at this intersection.
I live on the 700 block of G Street, NE. Every morning commuters turn off of H Street, NE onto G to avoid traffic and speed through residential streets. There's an elementary school at the corner of 7th & G Street & the commuters speed through this area at the risk of hitting children. It's very dangerous in the mornings. -There needs to be speed humps erected from 10th & G. to 6th & G. in order to protect the children walking to school in this area & slow the commuters down. They don't make concessions to the fact they've turned off of H into a residential area where the speed is considerably slower.
Pavement in 18th Street NW (DC) between K and M street is in very bad shape. Thousands of bikes use this route daily to go north from business downtown towards other locations, and are specially in danger because the state of the pavement in the street road. An urgent re-pavement or partial fixing is needed.
repeated digging and utility work has left several lanes in bad state - bad enough to cause damage to vehicles using this road. Also, the moonscape of this road - many large craters and irregular surfaces - significantly slows down rush hour traffic because vehicles must slow to a crawl to safely navigate this portion of Connecticut Ave