Arlington County Environmental Services

Open Issues: 170 Closed Issues: 263 Acknowledged Issues: 0
Watching issues created after: 2012-03-23

Arlington County Dept. of Environmental Services.

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  • S Walter Reed Dr Arlington, VA - Arlington Heights
    I've used this crosswalk for several years now, and I can safely say that the number of drivers who will stop for someone in the crosswalk is less than 10%. I've been brushed, bumped, and had to jump out of the way a few times, and every time the driver looks at me like it's my fault. This is in front of a library and a community center and is frequented by kids; it's shocking that someone hasn't been run down yet.
  • N. Pollard St. And Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA - Ballston-Virginia Square
    There is high pedestrian traffic at this intersection, but no pedestrian safety measures. A stoplight with pedestrian signals would dramatically improve pedestrian safety at this intersection. At the very least, signs telling cars to stop for pedestrians would help. The intersection is also unsafe for drivers attempting to turn left from Pollard to Wilson, as the Wilson traffic is often speeding and the road curves there, harming visibility.
  • At Wilson Blvd And Glebe Rd Arlington, Va - Ballston
    Due 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.
  • Arlington Blvd And North Rolfe Street Arlington, VA - Radnor-Ft Myer Heights
    The speed limit for the off-ramp for the N. Rolfe street exit on 50 East is 25. Vehicles constantly travel in excess of 50-60 mph. This area of the access road is frequented by runners, bicyclists, dogs, children and other vehicles entering onto Arlington Blvd. from N. Rolfe.
  • Mt Vernon Trail Arlington, VA 22202, USA - Arlington
    Some type of barrier is needed in 3 locations in the airport area to address the situation where a cyclist riding this unlit path could hit ice, gravel or other obstacle, or simply not be able to see and land in the roadway where the bike path is within 1-3 feet of the highway lanes and not separated by grade.
  • Chain Bridge At Va-123 Arlington/DC, va/DC - Arlington
    When the 3rd lane re-opened on Chain Bridge following construction, it was supposed to go back to the previous traffic pattern - the center lane is inbound during the morning rush and outbound during the afternoon rush. There are signs to this effect on the bridge. However, many VA-bound commuters in the morning are taking it upon themselves to veer into the oncoming traffic in the center lane because they don't feel like waiting for the people turning right onto Chain Bridge Road (VA-123) from the bridge. Usually 5-10 cars are doing this when I pass through in the morning, heading to DC. It's a safety hazard, and the traffic is backing up on Glebe Rd. again because the center lane is being used by the reverse commuters, who aren't supposed to be there. I know the bridge itself is DC, and DC should improve the signage on the bridge so that it's clearer, but the crashes are going to happen in Arlington because that's where the intersection is. Can the Arlington Police set up a traffic stop at the pull-out road just on the other side of the intersection to ticket the people who are using the wrong lane?
  • 1700 N Moore St arlington, va - North Rosslyn

    Grate which is in middle of N Moore street (in front of Tivoli restaurant) poses a hazard for bicyclists. The outer edges of grate are placed too far away from pavement causing a unsafe gap in street which allows a bicycle tire to get caught .

    This happened to me today and i fell off my bike as my tire got caught causing a car which was next to me to swerve dangerously towards the curb to avoid hitting me

  • 2711 2775 S Arlington Mill Dr Arlington, VA 22206, USA - Fairlington-Shirlington
    Newly installed bike lanes down s. arlington mill drive (coming from walter reed) end without instructing drivers to share the road (sharrows) or informing bikers that bike lane ends and to share the road.
  • Entrance To 395-S From S. Glebe Road Arlington, Virginia - Nauck
    When taking the ramp to 395-S from S. Glebe road, you have to merge with traffic coming off 395 before you can get on. There is NO merge space and the oncoming cars are coming up a hill and around a corner, making the merge practically blind. Far too often, a car will pull out to merge and then have to slam on their brakes because they can then see an oncoming car--if people behind them have already started to go, an accident is imminent. I was involved in an accident here and the Arlington police that responded said they have tons of accidents here, but that since it's an entrance to an interstate, Arlington can't fix the problem. If Virginia needs to make the fix, they need to know about it. Please help get the word out so a safer solution can be reached!!
  • 5801 5835 N Washington Blvd Arlington, VA 22205, USA - Westover Village
    My friend's foot was gashed really bad yesterday when walking in Westover down Washington Blvd. at Longfellow St. at bus stop #6000559.
  • S Glebe At W Glebe Rd Arlington, va - Long Branch Creek
    In the afternoon/evening, it take a long time to get through the light at the exit of 7a of 395. This seems to be due in part to the weird traffic light sequence at S/W Glebe split. The light is often red when the exit traffic light is green which results in many people blocking the box as it takes so long to get off of the exit.
  • Gw Parkway Arlington, VA - Ballston-Virginia Square
    GW Parkway, from Key Bridge to Chain Bridge needs complete re-paving. Pothole fixes for the past 3+ years aren't solving the problem.