Posts Tagged ‘Pennsylvania Avenue’

Video: Cab Driver Cuts Into Bike Lane, Gets Caught

When bike commuter Bill Walsh caught a cab driver making an illegal U-turn across the Pennsylvania Avenue bike lane Thursday, he figured it was just more proof of a long-running problem. Instead, the video has become a hit, earning more than 500,000 views since being posted Friday.
In the video, a cab U-turns into Walsh's path. [...]

Photo: Couple

1300 Block Pennsylvania Ave., NW.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Neighborhood News Roundup: Slow Graffiti Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
Gradually Sucking Less: Capitol Hill-based D.C. Crank Tank gives a nod to the CVS on 12th and E streets SE for its attempts to look less like a sterile chain and more like, you know, a welcoming community shop: [...]

The Needle: Streets A-Votin’ Edition

A Street By Any Other Name: Renaming Pennsylvania Avenue as part of the fight for D.C. voting rights seemed like a good idea. So the D.C. Council has apparently decided to rename a few more, too. A plan under consideration at the Wilson Building would make Pennsylvania Avenue into D.C. Statehood Way, and also turn [...]

Pennsylvania Avenue By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

Settling on the latest strategy for highlighting the District's lack of voting representation in Congress was easy: The D.C. Council wants to rename the 1300 and 1400 blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
Figuring out what to rename the street, though, may turn out to be a little harder.

What Should We Rename Pennsylvania Avenue?

They've tried civil disobedience. They've tried legislative maneuvering. Now D.C.'s frustrated statehood activists are threatening to employ a new tactic: Cartographic sabotage.
D.C. Council member Michael Brown is holding a meeting this evening at the Wilson Building to ponder renaming the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue NW in front of the city government's headquarters. The idea is [...]

Pedestrians, Bikes Clash on Pennsylvania Ave.

This was bound to happen, and it'll for sure happen again: A bicyclist crashed into a pedestrian crossing Pennsylvania Avenue NW and its controversial new Fenty administration-backed bike lanes. As one Wash Cycle reader reported:
A pedestrian was crossing PA Ave, as he was [the reader] SY was cycling west on PA Ave. SY had a [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Barras Rounds It Up

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT—Famous Channel 4 sportscaster George Michael dies at 70. Also, more on the snowball fight, as City Desk reports on an effort by D.C. police [...]

Photos: Thursday, on the Avenue

1300 Block of Pennsylvania Ave. NW, December 10

Neighborhood Watch: Eastern Market Metro Plaza

The Issue: Plans are in the works – spearheaded by Barracks Row Main Street – to transform the Eastern Market Metro Plaza into a town square and community park. But what should it look like? Three alternative approaches are under consideration.

Pennsylvania Avenue Sinkhole!

Fresh from DDOT:
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is advising motorists that the 2600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, NW is closed to eastbound traffic because of a sinkhole. A square hole, approximately 4 feet by 4 feet, and 5 feet deep, has developed in the roadway near the bridge over Rock Creek (see attached [...]