Throughout the District, there are signs warning drivers to not block the box. My home commute path takes me up 12 Street and across Mass Ave. Every day, between the hours of 4:30 and 6:00, which is the range during which I've experienced this issue, drivers along Mass Ave will block the box, not allowing drivers along 12th Street to cross over Mass Ave. Often, I have to wait 2-4 light cycles in order to get past cars that continue to drive down Mass Ave, even when they have no room to do so. I would be immensely satisfied if I were to see a TCO at this intersection during my home commute this afternoon. And perhaps doing this on a regular basis would alleviate the blocking the box issues, as I am aware that this is a ticketable offense. Thank you in advance.
The Columbia Heights Plaza has about 3-4 vagrants living there 24 x 7! A couple of these gentlemen are long-term fellows know to the police. They are intoxicated, We need a sustainable solution for them--and residents!
660 Kenyon St Nw Washington, District of Columbia - Park View
The multi-unit residential building at 660 Kenyon St NW trash collection area is often full of trash and much of the trash does not remain in the trash cans. In addition, several of the trash containers are structurally unsound and have large holes in the lower section of the container that rodents can easily access. There are also other parts of the rear and side of the building that are not kept clean and harbor rodents. I have included a photo showing the state of one of the trash cans and some of the trash collection area. This trash area is full of rats at night, many of which run into the basement of this building when you walk by. With the amount of money this city spends on rodent abatement, broken trash cans like this are a huge part of the problem.
Too short traffic light (10 seconds) when trying to cross 18th Street from Florida, heading East. The light stops eastbound traffic to allow for westbound traffic to have a green arrow to turn left onto 18th, but the too short light causes lengthy back-up on a major road.
Traveling Westbound on Massachussetts Ave towards Chinatown has been worsened since the I St NW lane was removed at 5th St. Now drivers have to sit through several cycles of lights to make left turns onto 5th St NW at Mass Ave and the quick right turn onto I between 5th and 6th Sts NW (a common occurrence). Oncoming traffic headed toward the 3rd Street Tunnel never abates and this could be easily remedied with a left turn arrow or delay that allows several cars to turn left on 5 St NW before 2 way traffic opens up. It would also prevent near crashes with pedestrians and oncoming vehicles from frustrated drivers trying desperately to make the turn.
Massachusetts Ave NW & 12th Street, NW, Washington D.C., DC - Logan Circle
During rush hours, especially in the evening, cars driving east on Mass Ave, NW block the box at 12th St, NW. This issue is partially due to the complicated intersection at 11th & Mass and short traffic light cycles. Excessive honking and compromised pedestrian safety in the crosswalks (especially for nearby school children) are a daily nuisance. Traffic flow needs to be managed by a crossing guard.
2473 Pennsylvania Ave Nw Washington, DC 20037 - West End
There is a group of indigent individuals who have set up semi-permanent homes in this park. Among other things, they are often seen relieving themselves on the adjacent building. Something needs to be done as it is a beautiful park and should be able to be enjoyed by the residents of the West End, not just a home for the indigent. Especially with so many shelters in the city.
400 Massachusetts Ave Nw Washington, DC - Downtown
The light sequencing at 4th and Mass, Mass Ave and H Street, and 3rd and Mass Ave NW have all been changed so only about 2-3 cars are allowed through this major intersection at a time. The traffic down Mass Ave is horrendous now. Please change the sequencing back so more cars may move through this intersection.
Holy wow Mount Pleasant has gotten bad. Enforcement of proper trash removal and LANDSCAPING OVERGROWTH in alleys are the BIGGEST issues. Take a walk down the South side alley of Ingleside terrace and have a looksie. Be sure to wear closed toed shoes. Many of the houses that are on the North side of Newton(which also backs to this alley are these group houses(god bless them-I used to live in one myself) and people who apparently grew up in places where you just toss the bag outside without a container. These folks need an education. HELP!!!!