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The Daily Gripe: July 18, 2010 - July 24, 2010

Circle of confusion

Who's Responsible: District Department of Transportation Number of Votes to Fix: 15 The intersection of New York and Florida avenues in Northeast D.C. is one of the busiest in the city. It was also one of the most dangerous, which...

By Will Koper  |  July 23, 2010; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The District , Unfixed  
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New hours for spraygrounds in Arlington

Who Got it Done: Arlington Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources As the thermometer heads to 100 degrees this week, Arlingtonians are getting a bit more break from the heat at its spraygrounds. After we reported a gripe here a couple...

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 21, 2010; 6:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fixed , Virginia  
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Neighbor: Road an 'accident waiting to happen'

Who's responsible: Montgomery County Department of Public Works and Transportation Number of votes to fix:1. To hear a neighbor describe it, Jones Mill Rd. north of Jones Bridge Rd. in Chevy Chase sounds like a dicey proposition for pedestrians, bicyclists...

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 20, 2010; 4:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Maryland , Unfixed  
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Neighbors: Crack threatens to swallow car tires

Who's responsible: Montgomery County Department of Public Works and Transportation Number of votes to fix: 1. While not exactly the sinkhole that swallowed a car in Dupont Circle last week, the nearly foot-wide seam that has opened on Cape May...

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 20, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland , Unfixed  
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Brush blocks view at intersection in MoCo

Who's responsible: Montgomery County Number of votes to fix: 1 An unruly patch of what appears to be kudzu or a kudzu-like vine has overgrown the corner of Capitol View Avenue and Stoneybrook Drive in Silver Spring. The vines have...

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 19, 2010; 5:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland , Unfixed  
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Crosswalk signals are dark in Alexandria

Who's responsible: City of Alexandria Number of votes to fix: 1 There are a set of brand new crosswalk signals near the corner of Mount Vernon and Commonwealth avenues in Alexandria, but there's one small problem: They're not turned on....

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 18, 2010; 6:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Unfixed , Virginia  
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Shining a light in a dark place

Who got it done: Montgomery County Department of Transportation What does it take to get a street light fixed? The answer depends on who the light belongs to. Silver Spring residents said that a broken street light on the pedestrian...

By Will Koper  |  July 18, 2010; 5:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Fixed , Maryland  
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