Sarah S.

Open Issues: 53 Closed Issues: 3,588 Acknowledged Issues: 158
Watching issues created after: 2012-10-10

Notified About

  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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!

  • 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.
  • 110-116 Florida Avenue Northeast Washington, DC 20002, USA - Eckington
    I have seen several cars run the red light by the Wendy's ped crossing on Florida near eckington place. I was almost hit by a van in one instance. There needs to be a red light camera, a flashing light within the existing relight and perhaps a red light installed over the 3 rd lane. Drivers seem to look ahead and see the green arrow at the next intersection and don't see the red light before that for them. Other drivers just turn into the Wendy's without looking for pedestrians. Drivers come out of the Wendy's and cross multiple lanes, also endangering pedestrians. Lastly there should be a no turn on red sign for those turning right onto new York ave from the round about. Drivers routinely turn right when there is an active 2 way street leading to a parking lot on the right.
  • Sidewalk Repair Acknowledged
    540-544 Rhode Island Ave Ne Washington, District of Columbia - Eckington
    Sidewalk section on N side of Rhode Island Ave NE at shopping center driveway (between enter and exit lanes) is missing. I saw a woman with a double stroller struggle here today.
  • Rats Open
    15 Todd Pl Ne Washington, DC 20002, USA - Eckington
    Alley and area in back of house overrun by rats.
  • 169 Uhland Terr Ne Washington, DC - Eckington
    I have reported this issue once before and will continue to report it until proper actions are taken!!! I don't understand why it is okay for people to park MOPEDS on the SIDEWALK (169 Uhland Terr NE). To my understanding it's not legal to park vehicles operated by gas on the public sidewalk nor is it okay for anyone to cut into public sidewalk without a permit. This issue was reported more than a month ago and NOTHING has been done! There was a worker who put out an orange tag and no one has ever followed up. Something needs to be done about this!