Shawish

Open Issues: 42 Closed Issues: 7,014 Acknowledged Issues: 86
Watching issues created after: 2012-08-20

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  • 650 Rhode Island Ave. Nw Washington, DC - Shaw
    The westbound bike lane on R St. does not continue through the intersection at Rhode Island Ave. (as it does at other dangerous intersections like Connecticut and R). Painting the bike lane through the intersection would improve safety for both drivers and cyclists as it would indicate where each vehicle is obligated to drive. This improvement has been made elsewhere in the city and it makes a huge difference for separating bicycles and cars in dangerous intersections. Thank you!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1600 1632 U.S. 1 Washington, DC 20001, USA - Shaw
    Cars regularly exceed the speed limit on the whole stretch of 6th between Rhode Island and NY Ave.
  • 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?
  • Bicycles Archived
    1301-1399 5th St Nw Washington, DC 20001, USA - Shaw
    1309 5th st NW. Speed hump extend into bike lane. This is a real hazard after dark as the street is not light. There are two such humps in this block.
  • 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.
  • 511 O Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia - Shaw

    This abandoned house is falling apart. There is trash including a mattress in the front entryway. Drivers have been spotted stopping there to urinate in the basement entrance. The yard is overgrown. The boards are coming away from the windows. It looks accessible to vagrants and to people looking to stash things that shouldn't be stashed (e.g. drugs, weapons). In short, this beautiful old edifice has become a public hazard and public nuisance.

    Is there a plan to hold the owner accountable for making this property habitable and safe? Is there something we here in the neighborhood can do to help?

  • Warner St Nw Washington, DC - Shaw
    DCPD took 25 minute to arrive on the scene of a crime in progress. As a result, the criminal escaped.
  • 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.