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Re: [MPD-5D] a response to the question on MPD writing tickets on 300 blk of RI Ave NW:

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  • Alfred Nader
    I think the issue isn t the need to stop, but the need to move the car to a street that doesn t block as much traffic. ... -- Sent from my mobile device
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 22, 2011
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      I think the issue isn't the need to stop, but the need to move the car
      to a street that doesn't block as much traffic.

      On 9/21/11, scott@... <scott@...> wrote:
      > I posted Andi's email text from the MPD-5D list over on the LeDroit Park
      > list, since the 300 block of Rhode Island Avenue NW falls within LeDroit
      > Park in the Third District.
      > A reply has already been posted at the LeDroit Park list, which I am
      > crossposting here back on the MPD-5D list.
      > From: Gregg Jones <greggjones42 @ gmail.com>
      > To: LeDroitPark @ yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 5:29 PM
      > Subject: Re: [LeDroitPark] report of MPD writing tickets on the 300 blk of R
      > I Ave NW
      > Hello Andi -
      > I live on the 300 block of Rhode Island ave NW.  The police are writing the
      > tickets because drivers continue to block the intersection and cross walks
      > during rush hour making it impossible for cars and Metro buses to cross
      > Rhode Island Ave NW via 3rd st NW.
      > I'm not quite sure what the solution is, but after speaking with one of the
      > officers this week, they ticket between 50-75 drivers each time they monitor
      > the intersection.
      > My advice, leave a little earlier because it doesn't seem like the police
      > will be stopping enforcement any time soon.
      > Hope this insight helps.
      > On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 5:01 PM, scott@...
      > <scott@...> wrote:
      >>I am posting this message from the Fifth District list, since it pertains
      >> to the 300 block of Rhode Island Avenue NW in LeDroit Park in the Third
      >> District.
      >>From: Andi <andi_fleming @ yahoo.com>
      >>To: MPD-5D @ yahoogroups.com
      >>Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 11:51 AM
      >>Subject: [MPD-5D] Unnecessary Traffic Delays
      >>I have been late for work 3 times over the last few weeks due to police
      >> blocking travel lanes for miles to write tickets on Rhode Island Ave
      >> between the hours of 8:30-9am. I commute down Rhode Island Avenue from
      >> Brookland to Downtown. Apparently the police department (or several
      >> individual police) have decided that it is a good idea to write tickets on
      >> the 300 blk of Rhode Island Ave NW between 3rd St NW & Florida Ave NW
      >> southwestbound.
      >>I dont know if they are writing tickets for cell phone use, seat belts,
      >> blocking the box or what (cant be speeding). There is no street parking
      >> here during rush hour, so they are taking away on full traffic lane of 3
      >> total when they pull someone over. This is causing major traffic delays. I
      >> understand that it is important to ticket these folks that are breaking
      >> the law, but cant they be pulled over to a side street or into the huge
      >> parking lot at that intersection? The police officers that are writing the
      >> tickets are not in cars, they are on foot or on bikes. It would be lovely
      >> if this could be addressed.
      >>Thank you,

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