Washington, DC

“Piney Branch between Beach Drive and 17th. It seems to be collecting trophies. I counted 27 hubcaps on that section of Piney Branch on Tuesday afternoon.”

“Dear PoPville,

I figured I would share the news because misery loves company. As I’m sure people are aware, commuting on Piney Branch Parkway has become an off-roading adventure. The potholes are the size of kiddie pools, and cars keep swerving into oncoming traffic to avoid them (though it’s not like there are any paint dividers, so I guess it’s fair game?) I submitted a Roadway Repair Request on 311’s website, and I learned that the turnaround time is 270 business days. Not wanting to believe that insane timeline, I then spoke with a representative to get some more info/any hope, and I was told: “Street construction activities are determined and budgeted based on a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) survey that is conducted every two years.” I understand there’s a process and a project of this scope takes time, but uggghhhhhhh.

In the meantime, if anyone wants to submit their own requests (strength in numbers!), they can do so at: https://311.dc.gov/.”

So given the potholes, the car sharing travails, the underground travails all the transit travails – how are you regularly commuting these days. Like the Olympics, it’s been 2 years (Winter/Summer c’mon!!) since our last commuting poll. So how are you regularly commuting these days?


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