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[MPD-5D] Speed Bumps on 2nd St NE (between V & T Sts)

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  • Jwh
    There are new speed humps on Islamic Way NW on the edge of Ward 5. (NFI) So it can be done. Keep trying. -Jon
    Message 1 of 6 , Jun 1, 2008
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      There are new speed humps on Islamic Way NW on the edge of Ward 5. (NFI)
      So it can be done. Keep trying.

      -Jon

      Matt Ashburn wrote:

      > We contacted DDOT and DPW to get them installed on my street.
      > Depending on the time of year, the process can take a few months to a
      > year, and involves getting signatures from your neighbors in support
      > of the speed bump installation. DDOT's website is
      > http://www.ddot.dc.gov <http://www.ddot.dc.gov>
      >
      > Good luck getting a reply from Harry Thomas' office; I've heard
      > he/they aren't very responsive from others before.
      >
      > Matt
      >
      > >
      > > From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com <mailto:MPD-5D%40yahoogroups.com>
      > [mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com <mailto:MPD-5D%40yahoogroups.com>] On
      > Behalf Of
      > > tmanago538
      > > Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 2:34 PM
      > > To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com <mailto:MPD-5D%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > Subject: [MPD-5D] Speed Bumps on 2nd St NE (between V & T Sts)
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Commander Greene-
      > >
      > > We live on 2nd Street NE (right in the middle of a violent crime
      > > area of focus) in Eckington and I have two small children (ages 3
      > > and 1). My family has a history in this neighborhood and the
      > > traffic on 2nd Street is and always has been equal to a drag racing
      > > zone. As the crime in our neighborhood has significantly increased
      > > so have the number of police chases on our one-way street (in the
      > > wrong direction). While I realize 2nd Street is one of the only
      > > semi-direct routes from RI Ave to Florida Ave, and several emergency
      > > vehicles travel this street, it is still a residential area where
      > > plenty of children play and ride bikes.
      > >
      > > What can we do to get speed bumps on 2nd Street? Speed bumps were
      > > recently added to T St between 2nd St and Lincoln Rd because of the
      > > school zone and the excessive speeding on that street during school
      > > hours. My fear is that someone on our street will be the victim of
      > > a speeding car or police vehicle in pursuit if something isn't done
      > > to slow the traffic on 2nd Street.
      > >
      > > I've sent requests to Vincent Orange (prior to the last election)
      > > and Harry Thomas, Jr to no avail. I have not gotten a response from
      > > Mt. Thomas' office and I was advised to start there.
      > >
      > > Any assistance from your office would be greatly appreciated.
      > >
      > > Regards,
      > > Terry Manago
      > >
      > >
      >
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