15 Jan 2020

News:

What’s your least favorite H Street intersection?

Photo by @thedailyrider on Twitter

So this afternoon, while we were getting news that someone threatened the Fraternal Order of Police with a bomb threat of some sort––something we will likely never know for sure, because the Capitol Police seldom shares information about their activity–– a cyclist was hit at 3rd and H Streets NE. Our friend Loren at the Daily Rider was first with the news:

First of all, we sincerely hope that the cyclist is not seriously injured and that he or she makes a quick recovery. And let’s hope the car was going slowly.

You may recall that Malik Habib, 19, was killed in that very intersection back in June of 2018. The ghost bike that was put up in Habib’s memory is just a few feet away from the site of today’s crash, and you can see it on the photo we used from the Daily Rider. Although in both of these cases, the bicycles’ interaction with the streetcar tracks have partially caused the accidents, if you’ve ever pedestrian-ed (let’s say that’s a word) across H Street at 3rd Street, you absolutely know that it’s a bad intersection for bikes, pedestrians, cars and pretty much just everybody. Last winter, I had two close calls crossing that street– one of them, while I was walking with young children. Over on Twitter, opinions abound as to what can be done with this intersection (ok, I asked):

If you’re on Twitter, feel free to jump in on that conversation. But I would like to hear from you: What other intersections along H Street (or anywhere else around the Hill, really) make you fear for your safety?

Here is a good one from neighbor Lori Michelle:

Please add to the list! Leave us comments on Facebook or Tweet us! You know we love hearing from you.


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