Monday, September 30, 2019

flexiposts and pavement painting at 1st and U St NW -- DDOT's first traffic calming implementation on 1st Street NW

See these pics from 1st and U Street NW, where DDOT installed last week traffic calming in the form of flexiposts and painted pavement:





  








4 comments:

  1. Can't help but wonder how this fits with Historic Preservation."

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  2. Don't like this at all....who will provide maintenance when someone runs over a pole? who will clean the corners of the streets now that a street sweeper can't do it? The paint will wear off quickly...look at the green bike lanes around the city.
    Why wasn't the entire neighborhood informed of these plans?

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  3. The paint won't last but it is a nice way to make people notice the arrival of the barriers. Our crosswalks have been unsafe. It this makes drivers pay a bit more attention, this is a good thing. Of course, they'll have to look up from their cell phones to see the posts.

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  4. Made a right turn from southbound 1st to westbound U this afternoon. Almost got hit head on by a vehicle on U heading eastbound who decided driving down the middle of the road was the best way to avoid the plastic poles.

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