15273Re: [MPD-5D] Saturday's Marathon Traffic Nightmare
- Mar 18, 2013I agree it wasn't a matter of the routes being posted or disseminated. I also checked online before I left the house and it did no good. The route for the marathon was set up in a way that completely cut off our corner of the city from anything south and west. The only options were north and east.
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On Mar 18, 2013, at 8:20 PM, "Mr. Keith Jarrell" <keith.k.jarrell@...> wrote:
> It wasn't so much the routes not being disseminated well. It was how some
> of the intersections were handled.
> I too was held up in traffic. Due to traffic being re-routed
> from North Capital Street onto Michigan Avenue, NE.
> The problem was that intersection has a no left turn sign. So motorist were
> reluctant to make that left turn.
> Additionally, the police office assigned to that intersection did nothing
> to direct traffic through the light.
> Instead he sat in his cruiser with the motor running and the windows rolled
> up like he didn't care.
> I have already addressed this issue with Asst. Chief Greene. I have now
> heard from three members of the SOD staff and they assure me the problem is
> being addressed.
> Much of the problem is how MPD handled the traffic not so much the parade
> it self.
> I had to travel over to H Street NE, a trip that normally takes me 20
> minutes top.
> Saturday I was more than 45 minutes. All due to a lack of management of the
> intersection at North Capital and Michigan Avenue, NE.
> Officers are supposed to be out of their cruisers directing traffic through
> the lights and seeing that traffic is flowing.
> Not being paid to sit in there cruisers with a blind eye to what is going
> on around them.
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