Articles Tagged with DC pedestrian safety

So I was asked to appear on WPFW 89.3 this morning with Dave Rayburn to discuss the most dangerous intersections for pedestrians in Washington, D.C. We had a really nice discussion of what intersections are the most dangerous and why.

The worst intersections mostly fall in a very dense cluster around K Street NW between 12th Street and 20th Street NW.

There are a number of reasons why these locations are so dangerous to pedestrians:

While this story highlights the dangers pedestrians face when crossing the road, it really brings home the dangers children face. The driver was rushing or distracted, and changed lanes at the intersection to “go around” stopped traffic. That sudden move got a young girl seriously injured.

If you know someone hurt as a pedestrian, call our office at 202-296-0666.

The Inauguration of Barack Obama is now over, and the 1.2 million people who flooded into our hometown are now gone. The Mall has been cleaned up, the Hotels are back to having rooms available, and D.C. can now go back to what passes for normal around here.

While the inauguration was amazing enough, what strikes us as even more important was that nobody got hurt.

Car accidents and pedestrian accidents happen in DC constantly, and they happen whether Congress is in session or not, or if the President is in town or not, or if the Supreme Court is in session or not, or if the Wizards, Capitals, or Nationals are in town or not.

With gas in the neighborhood of $4 a gallon, more people are choosing to walk or bike to work. With more bikes and pedestrians on the street, the public probably needs a refresher course on bicycle safety.

The Post recently put out an article that gives a pretty good rundown on how to share the roads responsibly. Follow the link below to see the article.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2008/07/23/DI2008072302245.html