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Superior Blockage

Superior Blockage
Originally uploaded by brownpau

This is from yesterday afternoon. Hey Superior Tours of Baltimore, MD, thanks for blocking the K Street crosswalk to Washington Harbour so thoroughly that I had to walk about halfway to Key Bridge just to get around the back, where I was promptly blown with hot bus exhaust.

Alexandria, The Daily Feed

Alexandria Adding HAWK Signals

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HAWK on double red by wfyurasko

Friend of We Love DC William Yurasko posted this photo to the Flickr Group, and posted a detailed explanation of the new HAWK signals, like this one on Van Dorn St in Alexandria. HAWK stands for High-intensity Activated cross-Walk signal. It’s designed to be used as an ad-hoc crossing light without a significant traffic light. Press the walk button, and the nominally-dark light will light up for traffic to slow down and then stop, giving the pedestrian a safe crossing opportunity. I think we could use more of these!

Very cool stuff. Alexandria will be deploying a dozen of these in situations where they’re approved by FHWA. Very nifty!

Talkin' Transit, The Daily Feed, The District

DC Pedestrian Master Plan Meeting

The DC Pedestrian Master Plan is a long-term project to study and actively improve Washington’s state of walkability and pedestrian safety. The final draft of the plan report is up for review, and Ward 6 Councilor Tommy Wells is holding an open meeting with DC DDOT to invite public comment on Tuesday, July 8th, 6:30PM at St. Peter’s Church.

More info: Tommy Wells – Ward 6 Meeting on DC Pedestrian Master Plan.