Last night (Oct 9th - 10th) the hourly freight trains going under the Duke St. tunnel were blarring their horns every .5 seconds for the entire duration of their trip. It would take 15 or so minutes or each to get by. I don't see how the policy makes us any safer. Worst part is the trains come hourly and it is impossible to sleep through. Perhaps some lighting along the track would solve the problem?
Typically the trains would blow the horn twice, which will wake up people in the near by buildings but it doesn't go on for 15 minutes. I assume it must have been fog or something which drove them to 'lay on the horn'.
King Street (Route 7) Between 395 And Walter Reed Drive Alexandria, Virginia - Alexandria Wrest
On Route 7, King Street between 395 and Walter Reed Drive the road condition is terrible. Just a little further west on this road one side of the street was repaved recently but the portion of the road that I mentioned is in even worse condition.
Cars easily access this area 24 hours a day, while during off hours, pedestrians crossing from the metro stop to Carlyle must cross 3 of the 4 sides of the intersection, then request the light. It can take as long as 6 minutes to accomplish this legally, while the lights continue to focus on getting auto traffic through regardless of whether there is any at all.
Because of increased traffic cut-throughs - At the intersection of Fort williams Pkwy and Tupelo Place drivers routinely speed and run through the stop sign. WHERE ARE THE POLICE? WHY DOES THE CITY ONLY PUT SPEED SLOWING DEVICES IN SOME NEIGHBORHOODS? HOW ABOUT A LIGHT DEVICE - SOMETHING???
several cars have been abandoned within one block of this location (including on Del Ray Ave and Clyde Ave) for years including one vw bug, 2 pontiacs and one ford thunderbird. these eye sores appear to belong to the residents of 103 E Del Ray Avenue. the cars never move and several have flat tires
I'm not sure what hour of the day the lights need to be solid red, but certainly in the early morning and late evening, the lights do not need to be solid red. I understand traffic is changing - when there are cars coming, I'll be happy to sit at a light. For now, I just keep missing the light to get on Hwy 1 going south. Bummer.
This is one for the police. They used to pull over people here all the time. They haven't in atleast six months. I have almost gotten in an accident about 12 times from people gliding through the stop sign. Not only is it dangerous, the City is giving up the revenue that could easily be made ticketing people.
While attempting to cross Duke Street on my bike, I eventually realized that I do not get a green light unless a car pulls up and triggers the sensor. Is it less important for bikes to be able to use the light than cars? Why would the system be set up for only one type of road user?
This is a dangerous area where the on coming and exiting traffic have to to aggressively fight to get to their destination, and it's dangerous! Something needs to be done to re-route the traffic to onto exit #3a 395South.