Mid-afternoon Wednesday, and at least *six* l delivery trucks and cars completely blocking southbound 14th Street NW bike lane between R and S. One was a FedEx truck, and I thought FedEx/UPS was supposed to stop this stuff after a recent letter from the city. Someone’s going to get seriously hurt. Where’s the enforcement? Where is “VisionZero”?”
Another reader writes:
“Today 11-14 at 4:30pm. Farragut and Arkansas NW. I live on this block of Farragut and this is so common here. Speed is a problem on both streets. Unfamiliar drivers with this intersection traveling on Farragut assume it’s a 4-stop…it’s not. DDOT did respond to me a few years ago about a 4-way saying “not enough accidents”. Brandon Todd’s office has not responded.”
Update from Council Member Todd’s Office:
“Jackson Carnes, Councilmember Todd’s Director of Constituent Services, recently did a site visit on Arkansas Avenue with some neighbors and is working with DDOT to explore safety improvements. Traffic safety and Vision Zero are very important to Councilmember Todd and he will continue to collaborate with DDOT on finding solutions.”
Something very concerning happened yesterday afternoon when I was voting.
I voted at the Palisades Recreation Center (a Ward 3 polling place) and am a voting resident of neighborhood 3D05 in Ward 3 which seems to cover most of the Kent neighborhood in NW. My husband and I recently moved to this neighborhood a few months ago and I planned to do Same Day Voting Registration.
I was directed to the Same Day Registration desk, and after the volunteer input my address and all my information, which I double-checked, my confirmation receipt/ticket had my accurate address but the wrong voting zone. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Shamila Chaudhary
Great turnout. From the D.C. Board of Elections (DCBOE):
Mayor Muriel Bowser with 159,820 votes
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton with 185,535 votes
Attorney General Karl A. Racine with 193,885 votes
Council Chair Phil Mendelson with 185,578 votes
At large Council member Anita Bonds with 142,266 votes
At large Council member Elissa Silverman with 85,333 votes
Ward One Council member Brianne K Nadeau with 22,143 votes
Ward Three Council member Mary M. Cheh with 21,306 votes
Ward Six Council member Charles Allen with 34,010 votes
See all the results here.
We have continuous accidents at the corner of Arkansas and Iowa Ave, NW. My roommate has a broken leg from someone who hit him and another previous accident here had three people laying in the grass for about 30 minutes until the ambulance came. This one (photo above) happened Friday night. But, the city doesn’t want to put lights in because it’s an emergency corridor for vehicles. Well, how about all of the emergencies that are happening as a result of not putting lights in? I held a little girl in my arms tonight who was so upset. Enough is enough. This is a problem and we need to fix it.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Today, Mayor Bowser urged residents to prepare for leaf collections, a free, citywide service provided by the DC Department of Public Works (DPW). This year, DC residents have a new option to receive alerts via text message or email when DPW leaf collection crews will be coming through their neighborhood. To receive alerts, residents can register here.
This free service is provided to households that receive their trash and recycling services from DPW. Residents are asked to rake their leaves into their tree boxes (or curb if there is no tree box) on the Sunday before their scheduled collection week.
DPW will collect leaves twice from each neighborhood between November 5, 2018 and January 19, 2019. (more…)
Mea culpa and thanks to Jason for the reminder “The 31st was the last day til March.”
Park at will!!
Photo by PoPville flickr user Andrew Pasko-Reader
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Office of Unified Communications (OUC) and Uber announced the launch of a 911 integration pilot in the District of Columbia, allowing DC Uber passengers to utilize an in-app emergency button that will notify the Office of Unified Communications of an emergency and instantly share their real time location, car make/model, and license plate number with 911 call takers. (more…)
Photo by PoPville Flickr user Joe Newman
Does this cross a line… or is this a common practice? The DC Board of Elections posted a PDF of all names and addresses of registered voters in D.C.
I understand that registered voter info is somewhat public information; but to have all the data nicely packaged in one list smells funny to me.
From the D.C. Department of Health:
I bought a house in late February that had to be renovated. I was unaware that bins could be obtained for free within 90 days of purchasing a property; I missed that boat as the renovation took 6 months. I ordered and paid for the bins 12 days before I moved in (the website says that delivery would take place within 5-7 business days of the order). I have been in the house since the beginning of October and still do not have bins that were ordered more than a month ago. Numerous calls and emails to DPW Dept of Solid Waste and still nothing. They state they are a little behind in delivery. The only actual delivery I have received was a certified letter from DPW with a fine for improper storage of solid waste. Any ideas on how to get them to deliver or whether or not I should fight the fine?”