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“This is extremely dangerous, especially at night when the metal blends into the surrounding bricks”

by Prince Of Petworth November 7, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I am writing to warn other readers of a safety hazard on Florida ave between 6 and 7 st NW. Tonight, I was taking a leisurely stroll to my friends midterm watch party when I saw the new construction next to the Howard theatre. I live close by and was in awe of the fast construction of the new condos that are going in next to the theater. Taken aback the speed of construction, I was looking up towards the new building when all of a sudden I was taken down to the ground by the remnants of an unmarked street sign, about 1 ft. in height. I fell to the ground because I kicked the metal street sign poll so hard that I split my ankle open. I hobbled to my friends and was able to ice and take some Advil, but what can we do to make sure the city marks these hazards for pedestrians?

I was not on my phone, I was simply looking ahead slightly above eye level. This is extremely dangerous, especially at night when the metal blends into the surrounding bricks on the side walk– see pictures. Has anyone else encountered a similar issue? How can we make the sure city identifies these hazards?”

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