Saturday, November 27, 2010

How Would You Make Connecticut Avenue Safer for Pedestrians?

At the ANC 3F November meeting, Marlene Berlin of the Connecticut Avenue Pedestrian Action (CAPA) group presented recommendations to improve pedestrian safety along Connecticut Avenue from Calvert Street to Chevy Chase Circle.  The recommendations included considering increasing the length of time pedestrians have to cross the street.

The Cleveland Park 2.0 blog reports that a new red light camera has been activated at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue, N.W. and Porter Street, N.W.  The camera will photograph cars running red lights.

What recommendations would you make to improve pedestrian safety along the Connecticut Avenue corridor?

1 comment:

  1. I think the first thing Washington needs to do is get rid of the "right on red" laws. I think it is ridiculous that a pedestrian downtown has a law like this!! New York City, etc. recognizes that it is simply too dangerous to allow cars to turn onto crosswalks!!!!!