Friday, August 07, 2009

Request to Improve C Street, NE Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrians crossing the 90ft wide (curb-to-curb) C street, NE "great divide" at the 17th & 19th Streets intersections are in a dangerous and hazardous duel with motor-vehicles turning from 17th and 19th Streets on to C Street, NE. Because of the vast distance pedestrians traverse, and the large vehicle turning movement, motorist and pedestrian chronically are dueling for the same space while navigating C Street.

The long term solution would be to greatly decreasing the distance a pedestrian is in the roadway (reducing vehicle lanes, create intersection bulb-outs, increase median width) and provide all stop intersections to allow pedestrians, cyclists, roller-bladers, etc. to move through the intersection without "competing" for space/time with motorists.

Service Request 1985543

17th & C Street, NE Intersection (looking south)

Service Request 1985540

19th & C Street, NE Intersection (looking north)

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