Wednesday, October 12, 2011

pedestrian signal out at Ft. Myer & Lee

The pedestrian signal on the northwest corner of the intersection of Ft. Myer Dr. and Lee Highway has stopped working.  Persons who walk into Rosslyn from Georgetown for an enjoyable evening cross this intersection when returning to Georgetown via the western side of Rosslyn's Key Bridge.  The width of the crossing and the speed of cars approaching the red light make the non-functioning pedestrian signal particularly hazardous. 

Bicycle and pedestrian safety issues in Gateway Park / Key Bridge area are currently being considered. Lessening the danger at the nearby Lynn St. and Lee Highway intersection is likely to require major changes.  The non-functioning pedestrian signal, in contrast, is a simple problem.  It should be fixed as quickly as a non-functioning vehicle traffic signal would be fixed.

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