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The Daily Gripe: May 30, 2010 - June 5, 2010

A thoughtful misspelling

Who's responsible: Arlington Public Library Libraries are repositories of knowledge for their communities, beacons for erudite seniors and burgeoning book-report researchers alike. So when one is informed that a sign with an egregious misspelling has been posted immediately outside the...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  June 3, 2010; 9:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Unfixed , Virginia  
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Crosswalk signal uncrossed

Who got it done: Alexandria Department of Transportation & Environmental Services The crosswalk signal at Mount Vernon Avenue and E. Uhler Avenue in Alexandria's Del Ray neighborhood had acted strangely for years. When the crosswalk button is hit, the traffic...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 3, 2010; 9:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fixed  
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Crosswalk signal with its own ideas

Who's responsible: City of Alexandria The crosswalk signal at Mount Vernon Avenue and Uhler Street in Alexandria works -- and it doesn't work. When someone pushes the crosswalk button the traffic lights in all directions turn red, creating what Yon...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 2, 2010; 5:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Pedestrian danger zone fixed

Who got it done: D.C. Department of Transportation Residential street or racetrack? Sometimes it's difficult to tell on Sheriff Rd. in Northeast D.C. with cars whizzing by at top speed. The situation was exacerbated in recent months because reflective median...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 1, 2010; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Fixed  
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Welcome to The Daily Gripe

The goal of The Daily Gripe is to help residents fix the basic problems that are not being addressed in their communities - broken parking meters, potholes, trash-strewn medians and the like. It's service journalism on a grassroots level. The...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  May 31, 2010; 9:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Unfixed  
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