Eckington (plus nearby bike and metro routes)

Open Issues: 100 Closed Issues: 6,912 Acknowledged Issues: 268
Watching issues created after: 2010-09-01

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  • 1501 Eckington Pl Ne Washington, DC - Eckington
    Heading south on Eckington Pl NE towards Florida Ave NE, the signage is confusing as to which lane one should be in. If you want to turn right on Florida then immediate turn left on 1st St NE to either stay on 1st or to go West on New York, nobody knows which lane to be in (the signage only refers to going West on Florida or East on New York. Cars trying to turn for either of the other options mentioned above don't know which lane to be in, and several near accidents and a lot of angry honking has occurred (I witnessed some extreme anger between two cars, yelling at each other). The signs (and possibly some pavement markings) need to be improved to help the situation.
  • North Capital At T St Washington, DC - Bloomingdale
    I walked two blocks to my bus stop (80 bus at North Capital and T St NW/NE) this morning. I had to walk through 2 feet of snow and walk in the street to get around 5 foot snow drifts (from the plows, presumably) just to get there. For the second time this winter, after a heavy snow I had to stand in the middle of the street to wait for the bus. There were 4 of us waiting in the street. An old man actually walked in front of the bus while it was pulling up - luckily the bus driver saw him - but there was no margin of error, and it was pure luck that no one got hurt. Why isn't it standard practice to plow the sidewalks and crosswalks of major streets (like North Capital, Rhode Island, etc.) after a snow storm? After I got off the bus at North Capital and H St, I had to walk literally 20 feet into the road to get around the snow drift the street the plows created. I feel so marginalized as a pedestrian and bus rider, and the grumblings I heard on the bus tell me I'm not alone.
  • 101-199 T Street Northeast Washington, DC - Eckington
    Along T Street NE in between 2nd Street and Summit Place by McKinley Technology High School there is a gross amount of litter on the streets and on the grass/sidewalks - and it continues to increase as the weather gets warmer. The students blatantly disregard that littering is wrong, as well as a crime. They throw bottles, cans, snack wrappers, pizza boxes, and school papers nonchalantly knowing there are no repercussions. The school and the city should enforce littering codes and keep Eckington beautiful - it is unfair to the residents who work to maintain a nice and respectable neighborhood community.
  • 100 New York Ave Ne Washington, DC 20002, USA - Eckington
    The traffic Flow at Florida and NY Ave intersection is just terrible. Long long delays. One if the worst intersections in the city. When will this intersection be redesigned to fix the problem?
  • 131-199 R St Nw Washington, DC 20001, USA - Bloomingdale
    Pedestrians cross Florida Avenue NW at R with only use of a crosswalk. There is no light or stop sign for the Florida Ave traffic. I often feel unsafe crossing the street because traffic on Florida is so heavy and coming at a quick pace. I think additional traffic safety devices would help tremendously. There is a DPR park on that corner, so kids cross the street often. Additionally, people walk their dogs in the grassy park across the street.
  • 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.
  • 100-198 Florida Ave Nw Washington, DC 20001, USA - Bloomingdale
    This heavily used intersection is dangerous. Cars drive fast and don't stop for the significant number of pedestrians crossing the crosswalk.
  • 300-302 V Street Northeast Washington, District of Columbia - Eckington
    The majority of intersections in the neighborhood have stop signs for all-way stops (i.e. 3rd Street and T Street NE). The inconsistency at 3rd and V Street NE constantly causes near misses and accidents at this intersection involving pedestrians, bikes, and vehicles. Please consider adding three way (all-way) stop signs at this intersection.
  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 1 P Street Northwest Washington, DC - Shaw
    Reporting one (of two) extremely dilapidated buildings on my block on the unit block of P st street NW (in between 49 P street and North Capitol). One of the buildings seems to house in a small portion of it a nonprofit (that i believe offers pre-school and after school care). I know there have been efforts to spruce up a playground in between the buildings, but the buildings themselves are in severe disrepair. There is constantly litter in front of them, the exterior of the building does not appear to have been washed or painted in a very long time, and there are shattered and boarded windows. The second building is even worse. I am not sure there is a single functional window in the entire building... most are boarded, or just shattered and open to the environment. These two buildings are an eye-sore in a community of people working hard to maintain their homes, their sidewalks, and their neighborhood more broadly. They attract litter (last i walked pass, i saw numerous empty beer cans, a dirty diaper, empty food bags, etc...), loiterers, and criminal activity (stolen mail packages have been found there empty of the contents). Beyond the aesthetics, I am extremely concerned about the public health implications of two old, seemingly abandoned and certainly unkempt buildings in such close proximity to my home. I am concerned that these buildings could be a breeding-ground for vermin or birds who carry diseases, that there could be mold or standing water, and that these buildings, if not current, could put us at greater risk for fires. To the best of my knowledge, these are both public buildings, and as such I assume the responsibility of the DC government to upkeep.
  • Bicycles Archived
    167 Uhland Terrace Ne Washington, DC 20002, USA - Eckington
    neighbors have cut into the sidewalk and put some metal piece there to store a bike motorbike they store there motorbike on the sidewalk.