Residents: Harrowing crossing in Bloomingdale
Who's responsible: D.C. Department of Transportation
Number of votes to fix: 4
Some D.C. residents are clamoring for a traffic light at the intersection of Florida Avenue and R Street NW in the Bloomingdale neighborhood. The District Department of Transportation recently installed signs reminding cars to stop for pedestrians, but griper Matthew said that's not enough -- and he has the bruises to prove it.
"I would rather walk across a tightrope over a pool of lava," he wrote. "Anyone in Bloomingdale can vouch for the horror that is [this] intersection." Matthew alleged that he and other residents have been hit by cars while trying to cross the busy corner.
DDOT spokeswoman Karyn LeBlanc said the department installed two crosswalk signs on Florida and a pedestrian yield sign on westbound R Street as a short term solution while they review the problem. "There's a certain number of criteria that (the intersection) has to meet in order to warrant a traffic signal," she said.
In the meantime, LeBlanc recommends that pedestrians cross Florida Avenue a block away at First Street NW where there is a traffic light. Should the department install a light at this intersection, or are the signs sufficient? Tell us what you think in the comments.
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