GM was jogging home from work along P St. from Dupont last night when he encountered one of the most dangerous stretches he passes through each time he travels home this way: the crosswalk across the on-ramp to Rock Creek Parkway. Every single time he crosses here he feels that his and his fellow pedestrians’ lives are in danger from speeding cars (who are typically only speeding for another 100 yards before they just get stuck in more traffic). It doesn’t have to be this way.
If you’re not familiar with this crossing, it’s the crossing on the north side of P St. immediately east of the P St. Bridge between Georgetown and Dupont. While there is a marked crosswalk and it is right next to a signalized crosswalk, it itself does not have a cross signal. According to the law, drivers must yield to pedestrians. Continue reading
GM was asked yesterday whether he takes photo submissions. And the answer is yes! Several people have submitted photos over the years, and GM is happy to publish them. So you can send them to Editor@georgetownmetropolitan.com or, better yet, you can post them to Flickr and simply make sure to include the word “Georgetown” in the description or title of the photo. That is where GM gets most of his morning posting photos. (If you do email them, make sure to include whether and how you would like to be credited for the photo.)
One other tip: given the layout of the page, landscape or square photos work a lot better than portrait photos. That’s for sending them in!