Brookland, Washington DC
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!
2000 Rhode Island Ave. Ne Washington, District of Columbia - Brookland20th Street NE and 22nd Street NE are both too narrow to support two-way traffic. We have witnessed numerous near-accidents as drivers turn onto these streets from Rhode Island Ave., nearly hitting cars who are pointed southbound about to turn onto Rhode Island. This is because cars park on both sides of the streets, and the streets allow for two-way traffic, essentially cramping 4 lanes into a space barely big enough for 3. It seems like a simple solution would be EITHER to make 20th St. NE a one-way going north, and 22nd St. a one-way going south (or vice versa), OR to eliminate parking on one side of the streets. That area has plenty of street parking as it is. As a Brookland resident, I think this problem should be fixed ASAP to help reduce injuries and accidents in this area.
3200-3212 7th St Ne Washington, DC 20017, USA - EdgewoodTraffic calming device to be placed on the west side of the 3200 block of 7th street NE and on the east side of the 3200 block of 7th street NE. cars and metro bus always speeding north bound and south bound on 7th street NE Between Franklin street NE and Monroe Street NE. Car rarely come to a full stop and speed through the stop signs. Metro police on occasion will be parked on the corner of 7th and Jackson street NE in the early AM to monitor traffic. Request for speed bumps be installed to slow down the traffic to the posted speed lot of 25 MPH.
701 Edgewood St Ne Washington, DC 20002, USA - EdgewoodVehicle is abandoned at end of alley that lets out onto Edgewood. It appears the vehicle is on private land, but it is not, it is the end of the public alley.
2600 Blk 10th St Ne (Rear) Washington, DC - BrooklandThe alley between the 2600 block of Reed St NE and the 2600 block of 10th St NE has become a dumping ground for anything people don't care to dispose of properly, particularly around the rear entrance to the warehouse that belongs to an auto shop that faces Reed St. Items dumped in this area have included bicycle tires, furniture, fluorescent light tubes, empty beer bottles/cans, a segment of a brick column, and even an oversized tree trunk.
993 Michigan Ave Ne Washington, DC 20017 - Brookland
A car said to be going 60-70MPH got into an accident here yesterday, breaking a tree in half, and an hour later, a tanker truck full of natural gas nearly hit a live downed power wire broken off by the first guy.
The speed limit here is 25MPH. People drive like wingnuts on the Michigan Ave bridge over the train tracks.
It's impossible to cross Michigan Ave by foot or by car with cars whizzing by at 50MPH. Visibility's very low and accident rates very high.
Let's get a speed camera.
2862 Edgewood Street Northeast Washington, District of Columbia - EdgewoodAt Franklin St, the Met Branch Trail ends at 8th st. with a crosswalk that leads to a ramp up to Franklyn St. NE The ramp is closed to traffic and blocked by a concrete barrier. Despite these barriers, dozens of commuters come this way each day, but squeeze through the sides of the barriers around glass and trash. Replacing the barriers with a planter would make a huge difference and increase MBT connections across the Franklin St. bridge.
1969-1999 Lawrence St Ne Washington, DC 20018, USA - BrooklandSee image
715 Hamlin St Ne Washington, DC 20017, USA - EdgewoodSidewalk in front of 715 Hamlin Street is broken up and needs to be repaired. There are many pedestrians that use this sidewalk as there is a school at the end of the street.
3300 18th St Ne Washington, DC 20018, USA - Brooklandi live in front of the intersection of 18th and Kearney and constantly see people blow through the intersection on 18th and not slow down much less stop. This is a 4 way stop and I think something needs to be done. Also people speed on this stretch of 18th and I have witnessed numerous bad accidents, including one recently at 18th and Lawrence that involved an MPD car.
12th Street Ne Between Otis And Perry Washington D.C., DC - BrooklandWhy are there parking meters here? Now i can't park within 3 blocks of my house, in Brookland, where street parking was plenty. Instead out of state people park in zone 5 parking and now i have to park far away. they even meter on weekends. why? the only business on that block has their own parking lot.
3400-3498 8th Street Northeast Washington, District of Columbia - Edgewood
This issue is regarding the parking signs on the west side of 8th street near the intersection with Monroe St. The issue is that there are two No Parking signs. The one closest to the intersection indicates "No Parking ----->" (no parking from sign to the intersection).
There is a second sign just 10 yards away that says "No Parking " (no parking in either direction).
So the problem is that it is not clear where EXACTLY it is OK to park.
My opinion is that the street there is too narrow to allow parking as well as the on-street MBT. I think that narrow section of 8th should have NO PARKING on it.
My suggestion is to fix the sign near the intersection so it says No Parking so everybody knows you can't park on this block. This would make it safer for cyclists and motorists turning onto 8th from Monroe.