Bates Area Civic Association

Open Issues: 12 Closed Issues: 1 448 Acknowledged Issues: 16
Watching issues created after: 2009-09-05

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 45 Bates Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001, USA - Shaw
    Large items and trash have been left uncollected for over a month. Trash workers will not collect garbage and it is currently causing a public safety/health concern in addition to blocking vehicle traffic in alley
  • Nw Florida Av & Nw 2nd St Washington, D.C., DC 20001, USA - Bloomingdale
    Old buses
  • 1401 1st Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001, USA - Shaw
  • 1515 3rd Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001, USA - Shaw
    Couch dumped as pictured.
  • 100-198 Florida Ave Nw Washington, DC 20001, USA - Shaw
    Repair swings that are missing. The play ground needs to be picked up, trash everywhere. The is a hole in the fence behind the basketball court
  • 1501 1st Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001, USA - Shaw
    Vehicle is left over night illegally parked behind Steve's Market at 1501 First ST NW
  • 229 R Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001, USA - Shaw
  • 200 Florida Avenue Nw Washington, District of Columbia - Bloomingdale
    The new light signal at Florida Avenue and R Street NW is putting pedestrians at risk. On Saturday, July 6 at 10:00 am I noticed that the light only allowed about 10 seconds (including countdown) for walking across 6 lanes to the other side of Florida. This cycle does not provide amble time for someone walking casually, pushing a stroller, elderly, or disabled. Also, with a cautious takeoff in a vehicle (or bicycle) to avoid “light runners” etc. you would be lucky to get more than a couple of cars across Florida going westbound via the 100 block of Florida NW with such short duration. I noticed that this problem existed previously during weekdays, but the countdown was increased to around 23 seconds after the light was taken out of service temporarily. Props for that change; However, I am simply amazed at the lack of coordination on a simple signal light start-up and/or traffic study. It’s time to get it right. Thanks.