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I’m with SAF. DC keeps putting up stop signs everywhere without regard to traffic engineering. It’s inefficient and bad for the environment, contributing directly to global warming.
And it’s because of arguments like this. People “still speed” … the problem is enforcement of EXISTING LAWS, not stop signs. “eliminate more accidents” … is there statistically significant evidence of accidents at this site or even anecdotal evidence? “without yielding to drivers” … absent stop signs, one person has the right of way and SHOULD NOT STOP AND YIELD (to a car)! It’s a hazard in this town– people stopping in the middle of the road without a stop sign. The signs on Quincy are pretty clear — “Cross traffic doesn’t stop.”
And yes, they all ought to yield to pedestrians.
All of these concerns (speeding, yielding, crossing) apply to Georgia Ave. Should we put 4 way stops at every intersection? I speak from experience in saying that crossing in those crosswalks would be much less harrowing with stop signs. But it doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do!
I write this as someone who takes less than 10% of my trips by car.