July 27, 2013

It’s now a little easier to cross Florida Avenue at R Street

New Crosswalk and Signal

After much neighborhood lobbying, DDOT installed a new traffic signal at Florida Avenue and R Street NW in Bloomingdale.  The light includes a pedestrian signal that will make it easier to cross Florida Avenue. Before DDOT installed the light, pedestrians had to pray that drivers on Florida Avenue would obey the law and yield at the crosswalks.

New Crosswalk and Signal

In unrelated news, two vintage transit buses are parked on the vacant lot at the northwest corner of the intersection.




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  1. So happy to finally have that light in place. No vehicles would ever stop, despite the sign in the middle of the crosswalk.

    The buses are pretty cool.

    On page 84 of this report, there is a picture of the triangle at Florida and R. The triangle appears to be part private property, part Federal reservation at the intersection. It would be nice to see a small LID project go in there, as this is an area that has flooding issues.


    And welcome back!

    Bloomingdame - July 28, 2013 @ 6:18 am

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