Re: Alleyway restrictions
- I second Nathan's statements about the speeding the alley. From my
experiences, I see the worst of it during the morning and evening
rush. Franklin gets backed up at the light at 10th & Franklin, so
cars cut down the alley, make a right on Evarts, and then a left on
Reed St (the alley-like street) to get to Rhode Island Ave.
--- In MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com, "Burke, Patrick \(MPD\)"
> Thanks for the information Nathan. I'll have a sergeant ride upthere this morning and check it out. At our next CORE meeting, I'll
advise DCRA of the matter in order to check on the legitimacy of
these businesses. Pending the sergeant's observations, I can also
check with DDOT to see if we can get speed signs posted (as alley
speeds are 15 mph). Please give me a call or contact me at the
below listed e-mail when you get a chance. I'd like to get
specifics about times of occurrence and days of the week so that we
can target our enforcement efforts.
> Captain Patrick A. Burke
> Fifth District, MPDC
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> From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com on behalf of g0vman
> Sent: Thu 5/5/2005 10:35 PM
> To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [MPD-5D] Alleyway restrictions
> My query is in regard to the alleyway between Evarts and Franklin
> Streets--just west of 10th street NE. Cars frequently speed down
> alleyway to bypass the traffic light--many times honking all theway
> down rather than slowing down to watch for cars backing-up orchildren
> playing. The alleyway is also used as the sole access point forthree
> businesses: 1)taxi, 2)car repair, and 3)waste transfer stationreorient
> (beltway LLC). What can be done to prevent or limit vehicles from
> using the alleyway as a shortcut? Also, what can be done to
> the access point for these businesses to the street rather than thewould
> alleyway, which is directly behind people's homes? I personally
> like to see the businesses go as it creates a constant traffic jam
> with endless noise and junk. But I'll start with the alleyway.
> 10th & Franklin
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