RE: [MPD-5D] for Authorities and Ms Edmonds dangerous NY North Ca p intersection
Good afternoon all!
In an effort to address your concerns regarding the crossing at New York Avenue and North Capitol, the Department of transportation will be adding an additional 4 seconds of Walk time for pedestrian crossing New York Avenue.
Francine P. Edmonds
Ward 5 Neighborhood Services Coordinator
Office of Neighborhood Services
64 New York Avenue NE,
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 671-0728 (Fax)
To request a scheduled service, call 202-727-1000 or visit www.src.dc.gov
From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Caro Alcuaz
Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 9:27 AM
Subject: [MPD-5D] for Authorties and Ms Edmonds dangerous NY North Cap intersection
Thank you for those who shed some more light on this intersection especially the one who lost her hairdresser and had a badly injured friend.
Firstly for MPD Authorities, I still have not gotten an answer regarding jaywalking. And I am confused by the signs that say something like "DC stops for pedestrians" How does that work if there are crossing lights/signals?
The time IS too short to cross the street especially for the differently abled, but some individuals are just impatient and/ or uninformed. I believe that some just don't bother or don't know that there is a button to make thier turn to cross more timely.
I constantly see children in the middle of the road while cars are speeding through from both directions. Sometimes they are accompanied by older children or adults who should know better.
For Ms. Edmonds: I know that you have forwarded this to the agency involved. I'm sure they are experts, but I would like to suggest that aside from lengthening the time for pedestrians to cross, larger signs should be placed to inform people that there is a button. And again, I would suggest enforcement/fines on both pedestrians and drivers.
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