Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Crosswalk vs. Parking
This location used to be Blair Mill Rd., but is now a strange hybrid driveway/cut-through that connects E-W Highway to Georgia Avenue and the Condo garage. Pedestrians like myself pass through here rather than waling a short block further to the intersection of Georgia and E-W Highway.
Cars park along the side of this drive, and visibility is very limited at this crosswalk. Vehicles are usually parked either partially or completely blocking the crosswalk - on one or both sides.
I was nearly struck here by a car speeding into the garage from Georgia Avenue.
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It appears to be marked as a crosswalk, but is often disregarded. I have called about this, but no one seems to know how to deal with this now that it is not part of Blair Mill Rd.