Reported Intersections

Intersection Type of Danger Comments Date
Eastbound Braddock Road, at the Metro Bus stop near the intersection of Braddock Rd and Rolling Rd speeding, insufficient buffer between pedestrians and traffic

There is no sidewalk at this bus stop, and pedestrians stand just off the pavement within feet of vehicular traffic. A pickup truck travelling eastbound on Braddock Rd at an excessive rate of speed came out of the lane onto the non-existent shoulder, nearly missing three pedestrians.

April 8, 2021
Brawner St & Chain Bridge Rd poor visibility , scooter operator/parking hazard

I was on Brawner Street, waiting to turn left on chain bridge. That light took a very long time and the sunlight was directly in my eyes. When the light finally turned green, I checked for cars and pulled out. As I started to turn left, a child zipped on a scooter into the crosswalk. Thankfully I saw him in time to stop my car. It would be much safer to have a dedicated crossing signal!

March 29, 2021
Brawner St & Chain Bridge Rd poor visibility , scooter operator/parking hazard

I was on Brawner Street, waiting to turn left on chain bridge. That light took a very long time and the sunlight was directly in my eyes. When the light finally turned green, I checked for cars and pulled out. As I started to turn left, a child zipped on a scooter into the crosswalk. Thankfully I saw him in time to stop my car. It would be much safer to have a dedicated crossing signal!

March 29, 2021
Crosswalk at intersection of Glade and Charterhouse Circle poor visibility , speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians

My kids and I have almost been hit on multiple occasions at this crosswalk on our way to the playground. It’s at the top of a small hill and drivers speed down the road. The most recent time if our au pair hadn’t grabbed my oldest at the last second he would have been hit. We have contacted the county about it and there has been no resolution other than some signs that say slow down.

March 9, 2021
Fisher Ave. & Westmoreland Ave., Falls Church, VA poor visibility , speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians, stop sign running

Moly intersects Westmoreland at a T-intersection. It is situated next to a small hill that creates a blind spot. If the car is turning left onto Westmoreland, they must inch out into the road to see if cars are coming, then rush out (either because there IS oncoming traffic, or to avoid a car that might come speeding over the rise to their right).

Similarly, westbound traffic that slows down to turn left onto Fisher risks being rear-ended by cars speeding over the small hill.

This creates a dangerous scenario for pedestrians. Drivers are so worried about being rear-ended by that they are not looking out for people on foot or on bikes. Because Fisher is used as a cut-through between Great Falls and Westmoreland (which commuters use when frustrated with 66 and Rte. 7), the drivers are typically trying to “make up time” and are not especially attentive to the people on foot who live here.

Moreover, the mouth of Fisher Ave. is so wide that it can take time to get young schoolchildren safely across before the next speeding, turning car approaches. I checked google maps street view and cannot see evidence of a stop line or any pedestrian crossing markings at the end of Fisher, where it intersects with Westmoreland.

February 10, 2021
Gordon Ave. & Westmoreland Ave., Falls Church, VA not enough time to cross, poor visibility , speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians

Gordon Ave. has a wide mouth and no lines at the end — no stop line, no lines to indicate where pedestrians may walk. Like so many other neighborhood streets, Gordon is so narrow it has no median line. Yet it also lacks sidewalks, so children walking to school must walk in the street, around large SUVs and other vehicles which block visibility. Cars routinely speed on Westmoreland, and when they turn onto Gordon at 40MPH it is very dangerous for walkers and bikers. Drivers turn fast not only because of speeding, but because the intersection and small hill to the west of Gordon are so treacherous — if they slow down they risk getting rear-ended. Cars heading eastbound on Westmoreland, turning left onto Gordon, also face some danger from cars speeding over the rise in that direction (though it is not as steep or close).

Visibility at the intersection is also an issue. There is a fence and a lot of growth at the corner that blocks from view pedestrians & oncoming vehicles. On numerous occasions I have witnessed someone walking a dog or stopping to talk to a neighbor near the intersection, and they almost got hit when a vehicle unexpectedly came flying around the corner.

February 10, 2021
Westmoreland and Haycock Ave. speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians, red light running, Crossing guard ignored, yelled at by drivers

Prior to covid, we had a crossing guard that would stop traffic so children could get to Haycock Elementary. On numerous occasions I witnessed her in the middle of the intersection, stopping cars (she was hard to miss, very diligent) — and some would continue driving, ignoring her hand gestures, whistles, and shouts. Some drivers would sit in their vehicles and honk and yell while she let children cross the intersection. It was a volatile situation and scary for the average pedestrian — if drivers are that impatient and angry with a law enforcement official, what chance do we stand? The crosswalks are decently marked, and we have a traffic light and walk signal, but cars routinely start turning first, then stop if they notice a pedestrian waving frantically at them — rather than noting if the walk signal is on or not. It would be safer if there was a no turn on red rule for that intersection.

February 10, 2021
Great Falls St. & Haycock Ave., Falls Church, VA not enough time to cross, speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians, red light running

This intersection is heavily used by residents walking to the metro, school, or for fitness. On numerous occasions pedestrians have almost been hit while in the crosswalk because traffic turning (in all directions) is more focused on merging quickly into traffic than checking to see if there is an unprotected human in their path. It is scary, and residents have pled to the County to institute a “no turn on red” rule, but to no avail. With a large development pending approx. a half mile away around the metro station, this intersection is due to experience an extreme uptick in traffic to/from new retail, offices and 2000 new housing units.

February 10, 2021
Fisher Ave. & Brilyn Pl, Falls Church, VA 22046 poor visibility , speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians, stop sign running

Fisher Ave. has stop signs at the T-intersection but the road is used to cut between Great Falls St. and Westmoreland, 2 neighborhood roads that are often used by frustrated commuters to avoid 66 and Rte. 7. The cut through our tiny residential streets that are so small they don’t even have a median line.

There are no stop lines painted on the road, so the sign is the only visual cue that drivers should stop. Cars routinely roll through this intersection from both directions on Fisher. I put today’s date on this report but it’s a constant issue. I have seen pedestrians almost hit and have honked my horn to alert them to the oncoming car.

February 10, 2021
Haycock & Casemont, Falls Church, VA jaywalking, speeding

Haycock Ave. has an elementary school on it, with walkers on its surrounding streets. Because there is only a rough path on one side of Haycock, and no crosswalk, and no sidewalks on the surrounding streets, many children (and their parents) head to school by running across Haycock Ave. from Casemont. There is really no safer alternative that does not require doubling back through multiple streets (in the wrong direction) to find a sidewalk.

The neighborhood pled for a crosswalk several years ago and got police support but were told T-intersections do not qualify for crosswalks. There has been precedent elsewhere (e.g. a half mile away, where a child was hit in front of Longfellow Middle School, which finally prompted the county to agree to a crosswalk at a T-intersection).

The traffic on Haycock in this area is due to increase dramatically with a large development in process less than a mile away, at Haycock & Rte. 7.

February 10, 2021
6622 Hallwood Ave poor visibility , speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians

There is a crosswalk at Westmoreland and 33rd St. in Falls Church that is difficult to see. I lived a few blocks from it for a decade before I realized it was there.
Cons:
1. It is near a rise that results in poor visibility — walkers must run and hope a car is not hidden by the slope of the road.
2. The lane is marked only with 2 lines; no zebra or ladder striping.

Neutral:
1. There are signs at the crosswalk site and in either direction leading up to it but I just had to check google map street view to verify. They are not very eye-catching and I’m not sure the distance from the crosswalk. This is a section of the road that is wide and cars speed — it could use flashing lights on the signs.

Positive:
1. Curbs have cut-outs for wheelchair access
2. Curbs have bumps to alert the vision-impaired

February 10, 2021
6622 Hallwood Ave poor visibility , speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians, stop sign running , Blind intersection with with rushed turning cars where kids cross for school

Cars heading eastbound on Westmoreland Ave. that wish to turn left onto Roosevelt St. face a dangerous situation: behind them is a rise in the road that prevents cars from seeing that they have stopped. Hence, they rush onto Roosevelt and pedestrians have to jump out of the way. Similarly, cars on Roosevelt that approach Westmoreland have low visibility in either direction, due to rises in the road and speeding traffic. (Speed limit is 25MPH but drivers routinely go 40MPH). They are so focused on other cars that walkers and bikers are almost hit on a regular basis.

February 10, 2021
continuous problems along the W&OD Trail in Falls Church City stop sign running

Cyclists (and also runners) ignore the Stop signs on the trail and ride/run in front of approaching vehicles; this leads to local drivers stopping before crosswalks to allow trail users to ignore the Stop signs, reinforcing the dangerous behavior; non-local drivers who expect trail users to stop as required may not be prepared for speeding cyclists (and some pedestrians). I have been a driver, pedestrian, and cyclist in Falls Church for many decades and have seen this problem evolve to the point that it is completely perverse and potentially deadly. My understanding of Virginia law is that road users must yield to pedestrians/cyclists who are already in the crosswalk, not approaching the crosswalk, and that cyclists should stop completely and wait until the road is clear before entering the crosswalk.

February 6, 2021
Corner of Haycock and Westmoreland, Falls Church failure to yield to pedestrians, red light running

This was one of many instances of drivers turning right on red (Westmoreland to Haycock or Haycock to Westmoreland) without stopping or looking both ways. I’ve learned to look both ways several times to avoid near misses but it is dangerous particularly if drivers are hardly slowing down before the illegal turn.

January 22, 2021
6634 Fisher Ave jaywalking, speeding

Haycock Road between Westmoreland Street and Rt. 7/Leesburg Pike needs sidewalks on BOTH SIDES of the road for the entire 1mile length. There is an elementary school (Haycock Elementary) at the Westmoreland end and a high school (George Mason HS) at the Rt. 7 end with West Falls Church Metro station in the middle. There is also a shopping center at the Rt.7 end. There are sections of Haycock Road with 4 lanes and people are having to run from one side to the other to get from the sidewalk that ends on one side to the sidewalk, or school or metro stop on the other side. In this high density area there should certainly be consistent, user-friendly pedestrian access on both sides of these busy roads for the two schools, metro station, and shopping center. Cars often speed up in the 4 lane area, making it less safe.

January 14, 2021
Alexandria INOVA Hospital crosswalk, N Howard St, 22304 failure to yield to pedestrians

The pedestrians on the parking lot side had not activated the crosswalk, yet they were standing at the crosswalk waiting to cross so I stopped to allow them an opportunity to cross. I was traveling west, had just cleared the Seminary Rd intersection as the lead car waiting for the green light. The young male driver behind me was not paying attention and he rear ended my vehicle. It was a low speed and there was no physical damage to my car (not known at the time). I exited my vehicle, said we needed to exchange information as he had rear ended me. The young male driver was very agitated, angry, argumentative. He kept saying there was no damage, I was at fault for stopping, and he backed up his vehicle, and passed my stopped vehicle on the right to leave the scene. I emailed the info, with a photo of the other car’s license tag to my liaison APD officer, asked if I needed to report the incident formally, and the APD officer never responded. Within a week I stopped by the APD HQ to file the report in person and had to wait for an office to come in off of patrol to take the report. After a 45 minute wait, I had another appointment so I had to leave without seeing an officer. It’s insane for someone to have to wait for an officer to come in off of their rounds to file a report. Why can’t an administrative employee on site take a report??? The online report was not conducive to a report, I think there was a madatory field that wanted a property damage report? I don’t recall right now why the online report wasn’t user friendly.

February 21, 2020
Westmoreland and 33rd St. failure to yield to pedestrians, stop sign running , Car sped towards Westmoreland intersection, did not fully stop, and hit biker who was waiting on sidewalk; child was thrown from bike

Email sent 2/18/2020 that describes this incident:

Yesterday evening my 5th grade son and his friend were taking advantage of the nice weather by biking around our neighborhood. They headed down Westmoreland, crossing to a street where some classmates live. My son made it across safely. His friend was struck by a car. The driver did not stick around to make sure the child was ok.

Please investigate and bring attention to the pedestrian safety nightmare that is Westmoreland.

This is the 2nd child struck by a car on Westmoreland in 2020. On the first day back to school, a Longfellow student was hit after they made the impulsive decision to cross directly from his neighborhood to the middle school, rather than walk the half mile round trip to the closest crosswalk.

Late last year pedestrians were crossing Westmoreland legally near the walking trail and Little League fields. Two cars stopped for them. A third inattentive driver rear-ended the waiting cars. Thankfully the first cars shielded the unprotected walkers, and to my knowledge those drivers did not sustain injuries.

Other adults have described being hit or seeing others hit by cars at various points along this stretch of road. I cannot find reports online of many incidents, so I suspect most are not reported to the police.

Nearby neighborhoods have been begging for help with this worsening issue. Tysons drivers use this road (and our smaller neighborhood streets) as a cut-through to Arlington, DC and Falls Church, among other areas of exploding growth. This stretch of road has 4 schools, our Little League park, a walking trail crossing, and several faith-based community centers. These all attract pedestrians from its abutting neighborhoods.

The police are not staffed to constantly monitor this mini speedway. Waze and other traffic apps point drivers into our neighborhoods. Supervisor Foust is aware of the situation and has been sympathetic but so far residents have not heard of any tangible plans to calm traffic on this stretch of road. We need the sort of measures put in place on nearby Falls Church and Arlington streets. Fairfax County constantly cites budget issues, but certainly they is enough revenue from the intense growth in Tysons and Mosaic to channel some of it into the most impacted nearby neighborhoods?

This is of utmost concern to anyone who lives in this area. This is our neighborhood, this is how our kids get to school, this is where we walk or dogs or go for a jog. It should not be designed as an anonymous cut-through for commuters.

Please look into this and give it the attention it deserves. One of these days someone is going to sustain injuries they cannot recover from.

February 17, 2020
Pimmit Drive and Paxton Road, 22043 poor visibility , speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians

This is a notoriously dangerous intersection. It crosses the main road, Pimmit Drive, at the top of a rise around a curve, with terrible visibility and a tendency for drivers to speed beyond the 25mph limit. There is only ONE stop sign on Pimmit Drive from Route 7 all the way to Friden Drive. This is a neighborhood full of families and dog walkers, and there is only one stop sign at which to cross the main artery safely. Speed bumps only slow drivers at those locations, then they speed to the next speed bump. We need *clearly* marked pedestrian crossings all the way down Pimmit Drive. I have witnessed far too many near misses, particularly with families, at the intersection indicated. Arlington County’s marked intersections with flags to carry back and forth are a good model.

February 12, 2020
E Glebe Rd and Clifford Ave failure to yield to pedestrians

I was walking west with my toddler in a stroller on the south side of E Glebe Rd. The driver was stopped a couple of feet into the crosswalk waiting to turn right (eastbound) from Clifford onto E Glebe. I could see that he would have to wait a while for the traffic on E Glebe to clear, and he had turned his head in my direction, so I started to cross. As I stepped in front of the car with the stroller, the driver let his foot off the brake to inch forward some more – he quickly stopped again and put his hand up apologetically while I finished crossing.

February 8, 2020
Russell and Windsor Aggressive behavior by cyclist

I had a car full of children and witnessed a cyclist run through a very busy intersection. When someone honked at him he turned to all cars and gave an inappropriate gesture and yelled obscenities

February 5, 2020
Wythe St at N Payne St failure to yield to pedestrians

A pedestrian was crossing Wythe St in the eastern crosswalk when a black Mercedes, driving at or above the posted 25mph speed limit, failed to yield to the pedestrian and instead at the very last possible second swerved around the man. I literally thought my neighbor and I were going to watch a man get killed. The stretch of Wythe between N Fayette and N West is a reckless speedway.

February 4, 2020
Wythe St at N Payne St failure to yield to pedestrians

A pedestrian was crossing Wythe St in the eastern crosswalk when a black Mercedes, driving at or above the posted 25mph speed limit, failed to yield to the pedestrian and instead at the very last possible second swerved around the man. I literally thought my neighbor and I were going to watch a man get killed. The stretch of Wythe between N Fayette and N West is a reckless speedway.

February 4, 2020
2592 Huntington Avenue, Alexandria, VA speeding, Cell phone use

I think we need some way to slow down traffic in front of Huntington Club Condominiums. There’s a pretty steady stream of cars coming off the off-ramp from Telegraph Road south (or I-495, both drop out on Huntington Avenue) who speed past our apartments and there’s a long green light at the intersection with the Huntington Metro but nothing in between. It’s dangerous, as is biking from our apartments here to Route 1 to get on the bike paths leading to Mt. Vernon Trail.

One such incident occurred Friday when I driver coming off the off-ramp from Telegraph Road south (or I-495) was speeding and almost hit me as I was biking back to my apartment. I looked through the window as they passed and they were messing with their cell phone and it was a Lyft and Uber driver. It’s too frequent and we need a bike lane from Telegraph Road to Route 1. The solution could even be a greenway along the ditch abutting I-495 behind the new apartments, but separated and protected from the construction and any possible flooding.

January 31, 2020
Sanford St / West Del Ray Ave stop sign running

constant stop sign running at a two way stop on a three way intersection.

January 26, 2020
Commonwealth Ave / West Del Ray Ave failure to yield to pedestrians, stop sign running

constant stop sign running and speeding at this major intersection

January 26, 2020
Sanford Street speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians

Drivers including large trucks constantly use Sanford Street as a cut through, driving recklessly along this tight neighborhood street.

January 25, 2020
Prince and Daingerfield failure to yield to pedestrians

East bound driver on Prince turned left on Daingerfield without signaling while I was in the crosswalk and had the walk sign. This intersection could use more walk time and LPI.

January 24, 2020
Wyeth and Fayette failure to yield to pedestrians

Driver ran stop sign. Approximately 30 mph. Missed me by inches.

January 22, 2020
West and Oronoco failure to yield to pedestrians, stop sign running

Driver saw me in the cross walk (I was just about halfway across). Rather than coming to a full stop while I finished crossing the street, he rolled through the stop sign and then continued straight through the intersection so that I had to stop in the crosswalk to avoid being hit.

January 21, 2020
South Side of Henry and King Streets, 1028 King Street not enough time to cross, speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians, red light running

This happens nearly every time I walk home from work – multiple (up to 4!) cars running the red turn light from westbound King Street to Henry Street southbound. I have nearly been hit multiple times. Pedestrians have to wait for these cars to run the red light/walk light, and its a short enough time to walk westbound King sidewalk as it is. There are also cars turning from eastbound King Street to add to the mix. This is the south side of the intersection, walking from Lori’s Table (1028 King Street) to Conte’s Bike Shop (1100 King). its exceptionally dangerous because the walk light is on and the cars running the red light are BEHIND those waiting by Lori’s Table.

I wish police could be stationed nearby to ticket these cars, its just a matter of time before someone is killed!

My suggestions are: ticket those running the red light, make the walk light longer by 10 seconds, make it illegal to enter the crosswalk on these heavily pedestrianized streets with pedestrians present.

I have about a 2 mile walk from Canal Center Plaza to my home in Carlyle. During the winter dark months I walk on King Street as much as possible since the other streets are less heavily pedestrianized and the dangerous drivers are WORSE. This intersection is far from the only danger along king street (all of them could use more time to cross for pedestrians) but this one is by FAR the worst with red light running.

January 16, 2020
Duke St and Daingerfield road not enough time to cross, failure to yield to pedestrians

I cross the Duke St daily, with a double stroller, to get from my kids preschool to my home in old town village. The intersection is extremely dangerous for pedestrians. Cars constantly turn right (into the crosswalk) quickly without looking and traffic is always backed up and almost impossible to navigate the crosswalk (I have to weave my double stroller around several cars in the dark). I was almost hit today which was terrifying! The intersection needs work to be made pedestrian friendly…especially with several preschools and daycares right nearby.

January 6, 2020
Duke St and S George Washington St speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians

Someone turning left on to George Washington Parkway from Duke thought if they drove fast enough they would be able to beat the cars headed straight when the light turned green. He hit me, I fell to the ground. It was pretty bad. People need to better understand how to yeild when turning left.

January 2, 2020
Richmond Highway and e Reed ave failure to yield to pedestrians December 20, 2019
Main line ave and Potomac ave failure to yield to pedestrians

Drivers turning left from main line ave onto Potomac towards rt 1 frequently do not yield to pedestrians

December 20, 2019
South Washington Street and Green Street failure to yield to pedestrians, red light running

I was jogging north on the west wide of Washington Street. The light was green for traffic driving on Washington Street and red for traffic on Green Street. I had the crosswalk signal in my favor. As I approached the intersection two cars rolled through the crosswalk, only looked left to see if it was clear to make a “right on red”, and then sped through the red light, turning right onto Washington Street. Neither vehicle stopped. Neither vehicle even bothered to check for a pedestrian approaching from the right. I doubt either driver even saw me. I had to stop abruptly to avoid being hit.

November 24, 2019
225 N Washington Street Alexandria failure to yield to pedestrians

I waited for the pedestrian light to turn green and then started walking. A truck was turning right and stopped 2 feet from me once the driver saw me.

November 22, 2019
Commonwealth Ave/Oak St long wait to cross, poor visibility , failure to yield to pedestrians

This is not the only near miss I have experienced at this intersection- merely the most recent. Myself and another mother picked their child up from after school clubs at nearby Maury Elementary School and attempted to cross the street in the crosswalk. Unfortunately, several vehicles sped past us (2 adults and 2 children) – and we were almost hit by another before it stopped and the driver waved in apology. Vehicles are able to park too closely to this intersection, making visibility difficult for drivers and pedestrians alike. Unless the school crossing guard is at this intersection many children are prohibited to walk home alone as this intersection is a problem due to vehicles speeding or just not yielding the right of way. This intersection is very dark during the evening and night, making crossing all the more hazardous. At least a dozen Call.Click.Connect requests have been submitted to the city regarding this intersection, but they have been left open for 2 months without a response. Requests prior to these have been closed due to lack of data indicating this was a trouble spot.

November 21, 2019
1207 wythe st not enough time to cross, speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians, stop sign running

Drivers are in such a hurry in the evening after work that they are not follwing the 4 way rule and the drivers are not paying attention when people are in the cross walk.

November 18, 2019
Braddock metro crossing speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians, The ignore the flashing yellow light

They are constantly speeding through like its not a cross walk or flashing yellow lights kids are walking to and from school and some drivers won’t even stop if they see kids crossing

November 11, 2019
Slater’s and Washington not enough time to cross, long wait to cross, speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians, red light running

This being the entrance/exit to Old town, it is a very stretgic location to advise drivers they are entering a pedestrian priority zone!!

November 9, 2019
Wythe St and N Payne St speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians

This is an uncontrolled intersection that has near-misses on an almost constant basis. The city only recently put hash marks in the crosswalk but that did nothing to slow the speeding vehicles that race up from N West St to the stop sign at N Fayette St nor down from N Fayette St to make the light a N West St. Repeated requests for additional signage – including in-road signage, stop signs, etc. – have been ignored or ruled out as being a waste of time.

November 7, 2019
E Glebe and Richmond HWY long wait to cross

The button to trigger the walk signal at E Glebe and Richmond HWY at the crosswalk going West to East does not work. Multiple full cycles of the lights are completed before you just have to find a good time to get to the median (metroway bus lane). Call click connect has resulted in nothing being done.

November 7, 2019
Madison St and Fayette St poor visibility , failure to yield to pedestrians

My husband was crossing south to north in the eastern crosswalk across Madison when a car driving southbound on Fayette turned left and almost ran them over. The driver stopped in time but said something to the effect of “you’re not wearing anything”, presumably meaning reflective or lighted clothing. My husband yelled at the driver to stop him, which worked, and also after the fact, but was very shocked, at the incident itself but also at the gall of the driver to think the fact that he wasn’t wearing reflective gear put the pedestrian carrying a baby in a crosswalk at fault rather than the driver.

The intersection is poorly lit, and better light might improve things. Also, anything to keep cars from speeding through in a hurry would also help. (Raise the entire intersection?) this is a very very pedestrian heavy neighborhood and dozens of parents pick up and drop off kids at daycare on foot.

November 6, 2019
crossing 1329 Wythe St at N West St failure to yield to pedestrians

A Prius almost hit me and my daughter (who was in a stroller) while turning from N West St onto Wythe St. I was in the middle of the crosswalk when he turned without even looking. If I hadn’t screamed he wouldn’t have even looked over and seen us.

November 2, 2019
130 E. Rosemont Avenue Pedestrians not obeying walk signals

Pedestrians are constantly walking into traffic at King and Patrick, and at King and Henry. They are not obeying the walk sign and walking into traffic when cars have a green arrow for a left turn. This is a constant problem.

November 1, 2019
S. Fayette and Prince red light running

Date is approximate, I just learned of this site (fantastic!). A female was almost mid-crosswalk and a car coming down Prince didn’t even hesitate and ran a fully red light, nearly missing her.

October 28, 2019
Kenmore and Seminary Road jaywalking

The bus stop is mid-block, and it seems to be a regular habit for folks to cross Seminary Road here just before the 395 overpass. Very dangerous as cars are entering Seminary Rd. from 395 exit
there as well.

October 23, 2019
Madison and Alfred—sidewalk failure to yield to pedestrians, scooter operator/parking hazard

Scooter rider on sidewalk came up from behind me heading East and almost hit me! This after the BPAC meeting discussing the issue of scooters on sidewalks!

October 22, 2019
St Stephens Rd and Seminary Rd speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians, red light running

Crosswalk at this stoplight intersection. A car came down Seminary (Headed in the 395 direction) at a high speed. When the car in front of them stopped at the red light it zoomed around the car to the other lane to run the red light. In swerving it looked as if it might hit or jump the curb but luckily for me it did not. Was close enough to get its breeze though. Luckily no one coming out of St Stephens from SSSA taking a left as they would have been hit. Also this intersection has a school bus stop.

October 21, 2019
Taney and Pegram St speeding, stop sign running

I have had multiple near misses at the Pegram and Taney Ave intersection. Drivers ignore the stop sign, and there is a lack of visible markings. Repeated requests have been made by many neighbors to the city, but we’re told “it’s not unsafe”. I don’t know how an intersection where a stop sign is ignored, and where children MUST cross to get to school, is considered safe, but you know, pretty typical for Alexandria safety enforcement on the West End.

October 19, 2019
E Glebe and commonwealth ave failure to yield to pedestrians

Driver making right hand turn failed to yield to 4 pedestrians in the crosswalk, including an infant

October 17, 2019
Union and King failure to yield to pedestrians October 1, 2019
500 Madison St failure to yield to pedestrians, stop sign running

Car traveling east on Madison making a right to go south on North Pitt drove right in front of me and my partner at high speed while we were in the crosswalk. Wow! It was close!

September 19, 2019
E Reed Ave and Potomac’s ave failure to yield to pedestrians

Two cars in the right lane sped past a car stopped in the left lane which was yielding to me a pedestrian crossing Potomac

September 16, 2019
DUKE NEAR WHOLE FOODS red light running

Crossing duke towards whole foods. Guy ran a red light and stopped inches from me.

August 30, 2019
E. Braddock Rd & Potomac Yard Trail failure to yield to pedestrians, failure to yield to crosswalk traffic

White work van with MD plates blew through crosswalk as I was approaching the eastbound lane of travel from the crosswalk.

August 28, 2019
Queen and N. Pitt Street failure to yield to pedestrians

A driver did not yield to me while I was in the crosswalk as a pedestrian at N. Pitt and Queen Street. The driver came very close to striking me at about 20 mph as he entered the crosswalk while I was still in it. I jumped out of the way of the vehicle and missed being hit by an inch. The driver waved at me but made no effort to stop the vehicle or explain why he had nearly hit me,

It was about 4:30 pm and conditions were clear.

August 25, 2019
Potomac Ave and E Reed Ave speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians

Driver sped up as pedestrian started to cross the intersection, almost hitting him

August 20, 2019
Mt. Vernon Avenue and Reed Street Del Ray street design

This is a dangerous intersection. Trucks and buses southbound on Mt. Vernon Avenue turn left at Reed. Because they have to wait for oncoming traffic to pass, cars try to make a left turn by trying to swerve around these large vehicles. This puts pedestrian who are in the crosswalk in danger because drivers swerving around buses cannot see pedestrians. This is a street design matter. Update: Reed is currently being repaved, but it’s unclear whether repaving and restriping will resolve the issue.

August 20, 2019
Monroe and Leslie speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians

Too many incidents to be able to pinpoint just one. We were pedestrians waiting at the crosswalk across from Aldi, adjacent to YMCA. Another pedestrian was also crossing, across the street from us. The driver was driving at speed westbound on Monroe, and as we all began to cross the crosswalk, he slammed on his brakes and told his child in the back seat that “pedestrians just suddenly appeared out of nowhere.”

August 18, 2019
800 Block of South Washington Street Alexadria VA 22314 failure to yield to pedestrians, scooter operator/parking hazard

Scooter operator came up from behind unannounced on sidewalk almost hit me.

August 15, 2019
2151 Jamieson Avenue, Alexandria, VA Near-dooring

Curbside parked driver abruptly opened door into bike lane, causing me to swerve into traffic to avoid collision.

August 13, 2019
Hunting Creek Drive and Massey Lane stop sign running

As she approached the stop sign at a high rate of speed on Hunting Creek Drive, driver was looking left down Massey Lane to see if she could continue on. If I had not yelled at her to slow down, she most likely would not have seen me. This is the same orange Mini Cooper that nearly hit me on July 31, 2019 at the intersection of Richmond Highway and Slater’s Lane.

August 11, 2019
Braddock Road – crossing between 7/11 and Potomac Yard trail failure to yield to pedestrians

One car let me halfway across, then four cars sped in front of me without stopping, even though I was standing in the crosswalk in the middle of the road. This is a terrible crossing, with lots of bikes and pedestrians, and the drivers just won’t stop. We have asked the police and the city for some enforcement and even showed them video footage of traffic failing to yield but nothing is done. The crosswalk just to the east of this one is as bad.

August 9, 2019
Jamieson Ave & Dulany St. Failure to yield to cyclist in bike lane

I was taking my toddler to daycare with me on my bike and her in a bike trailer, traveling eastbound on Jamieson Ave in the bike lane. Cars had backed up on Jamieson, waiting behind a car trying to turn left onto Dulany. The bike lane was clear to the intersection. As I approached the intersection, a taxi, abruptly and without signaling, began to pull into the bike lane beside me in an apparent attempt to drive around the traffic jam. I yelled at the driver and he stopped his maneuver before colliding with me. I did not have time to stop or yield.

August 8, 2019
425 East Monroe Avenue/YMCA, Simson Stadium Park, Aldi Crosswalk speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians, Swerved around speed bump

I was crossing the street from Aldi to Simpson Stadium Park, returning from an errand on a clear day at approximately 2:20 PM. There was a black Nissan compact SUV approximately a block away (by Swings Coffee/the intersection of Monroe and Leslie) when I entered the crosswalk. I pushed the flasher and indicated my presence. The driver (headed toward Mount Vernon Avenue) swerved to avoid the speed hump. I see drivers do this frequently in order to exceed the posted speed at this area. I waved, but he did not apply his breaks. He was probably going 30 MPH. Thankfully, I had entered the intersection with enough time to cross regardless of his speed, but I had to jog to feel safe. Had I been one of the children, senior citizens, or animals on leash who frequent this intersection, had I been paying less attention, or entered the crosswalk with less time for him to yield, I might not have been as safe. Unfortunately, I did not get his license plate.

August 6, 2019
Jamieson Ave and Dangerfield Rd failure to yield to pedestrians, Aggressive driver behavior

Woman traveling eastbound on Jamieson in Tesla stops to allow my daughter and I to cross. Apparently my four year old was moving too slowly, because she then lays on the horn and speeds off dangerously close behind us.

August 1, 2019
Jamieson Ave and Dangerfield Rd failure to yield to pedestrians, Aggressive driver behavior

Woman traveling eastbound on Jamieson in Tesla stops to allow my daughter and I to cross. Apparently my four year old was moving too slowly, because she then lays on the horn and speeds off dangerously close behind us.

August 1, 2019
Slater’s Lane and Richmond Highway speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians

Cars turning right onto Slater’s Lane from Richmond Highway are easily exceeding 25 mph. Even when they see pedestrian i crosswalk, they accelerate. On Saturday (07/27) a bright blue BMW made eye contact with me and proceeded to accelerate into the intersection causing me to move back quickly. Cars turning left from Richmond Highway often do not see pets traveling south through the crosswalk. I have repeated raised issues about this intersection, but nothing happens. Placing a flashing signal indicating that cars must yield to pedestrian? Something needs to happen soon. Again on July 31 O was nearly hit by a car on my evening run in this intersection. Orange car with VA plate VA URZ6841 made a left turn onto Slater’s land while I was crossing the intersections.

July 31, 2019
St. Asaph and Wolfe Streets failure to yield to pedestrians

Pedestrian southbound on St Asaph crossing Wolfe near Alexandria Little Theater. SUV rolled through stop sign and came with inches of striking pedestrian who was 1/3 into crosswalk. Driver moving south on St Asaph was looking for parking place, rolled through the stop sign at St. Asaph and Wolfe. Witness on southwest corner and me (witness on northeast corner were shouting at driver who slammed on brakes. Scared the person in crosswalk who started swearing at driver. I’m reporting for the near miss pedestrian

July 30, 2019
N Henry St and Pendleton St red light running

I was crossing N. Henry St (E> W) at Pendleton. I had a walk sign, which had been illuminated for at least 5-10 seconds. A driver heading south on N Henry drove at full speed through the red light at Pendleton, narrowly missing me and smashing into a car that had just made a legal right turn from Pendleton onto N Henry.

July 26, 2019
E Reed Ave and Richmond Highway failure to yield to pedestrians

Driver rolled through red light making a right turn almost hitting me before I stepped out into the crosswalk. I had a walk sign.

July 22, 2019
South Jordan and Duke Street not enough time to cross, slow walking elderly gentlemen crossing in advance of the cross signal to make it across all of Duke Street – he was a very slow walker & apparently has learned not enough time for him to cross. He was almost hit by oncoming Duke Street traffic.

Longer cross time for elderly or disabled or moms with children – busy crosswalk from FoxChase to Aldies and bus stop with buses traveling East.

July 9, 2019
Payne St northbound and Duke Failure to yield to cyclist

I was nearly right hooked but a red SUV turning right on a green light onto Duke from Payne. I had pressed the cross button and started to cross with the signal when the driver started turning into the crosswalk. I was on the sidewalk after pressing the button. We both started from a stop at the prior red light.

A leading pedestrian interval scheme probably would have prevented this incident.

July 9, 2019
N. Hampton and King St. speeding, red light running

Drivers going west and east bound speeding and running the traffic light.

June 21, 2019
725 South Columbus Street scooter operator/parking hazard

Scooter operator came up from behind unannounced and almost hit me.

June 15, 2019
Randolph and Mount Vernon Ave speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians

Kids and parents are always waiting at the crosswalks to cross the road in the mornings to get to school, and in the afternoons after school – while drivers go speeding past without regard for the school speed limit and awaiting pedestrians. Our own Ms. Essie has gotten her foot run over by a driver while doing her job, stopping traffic to allow kids to cross. Especially in a school zone – this is not only an inconvenience to pedestrians, but a danger to their safety. We like the wider sidewalk berth given to WMATA bus stops, but don’t know why there wasn’t one done for the stop at Randolph and Mount Vernon Ave – these pinch points have been helping to raise awareness and visibility of pedestrians trying to cross this busy street that many have been using as a thoroughfare to get around the slowed-down Route1 traffic that seems to jam up right in front of Potomac Yard every morning and afternoon.

June 5, 2019
Union and King not enough time to cross, jaywalking, speeding, stop sign running June 1, 2019
Park Center and King St. speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians

Driver was making a left turn onto King St. and almost hit a pedestrian in the cross walk who had a walk signal.

May 30, 2019
1705 Crestwood drive Drivers swerving into bike lane

Have had several close calls over the last three years on Monroe st. between commonwealth and swings coffee. Drivers like to swerve into the bike lanes to avoid the speed bumps in the vehicular lane. I now actively avoid the bike lanes on monroe on my daily bike commute because of this.

August 8, 2017
Intersection of GW Parkway and Duke Street speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians

I was walking to work in the morning. Trying to cross GW Parkway at Duke Street. Cars on Duke Street had green light and I was walking in crosswalk. Car going fast going east on Duke Street was trying to make the green light and turn left on to GW Parkway. Driver did not yield to me in the crosswalk and kept coming towards me. I put my hand out in front of me and car hit my hand and knocked me to the pavement. This made me loose my handbag and briefcase. I was helped up by a driver who got out of her car on the Parkway. I did not think I was hurt so did not call police and went to work. But when I arrived at work, I broke down, called the police who took me to Alexandria Hospital Emergency Room. I had large bruise on my right side where I hit pavement but no other injuries.

I visited San Francisco some years ago and remember that there were 4-way stops on many intersections so pedestrians could cross streets without danger of cars making turns. We need to have these 4-way stops in many Old Town intersections or, at a minimum, stop right turns on red light which is dangerous to pedestrians.

November 4, 2009
Intersection Danger Comments Submitted
Mt Vernon and Glebe Pedestrian, Driver

A driver was speeding

July 1, 2019 at 10:26 am
St Asaph and Madison Pedestrian, Cyclist

People on scooters were refusing to yield to pedestrians

July 1, 2019 at 10:42 am
Seminary and St Stephens Pedestrian

My sign was crossing the street with a walk signal. A car turning right onto Seminary from St Stephens almost hit him. He was very upset and frightened.

July 18, 2018 at 6:39 pm
S Fairfax & Duke Pedestrian November 6, 2018 at 8:17 pm
South Washington Street Arbonne Gibbon Street Pedestrian

On a regular basis, in afternoons and evenings, crossing North-South on s. Washington along the west side of the street, cars turning right or left onto Gibbon from S. Washington speed bump to get through before you finish crossing and nearly hit you or don’t even look before turning. They have come so close I could touch their hoods of their cars. Often they yell at pedestrians for having the audacity to cross with the pedestrian walk signal. I have had to stop talking my walks along there entirely for the most part.

July 18, 2018 at 12:57 am
Fayette and Franklin Street Cyclist

Person driving was on his phone and went through stop sign and hit me.

October 15, 2018 at 4:33 pm
Russell & Aspen Pedestrian

I was crossing Aspen walking northbound and the driver at the stop sign turning right never looked. I had to jump back.

July 21, 2018 at 11:16 pm
Commonwealth Ave and Monroe Driver

The driver started sliding into the bike lane and I yelled and he looked up from his phone. He has been texting and driving and nearly hit me.

May 17, 2019 at 11:09 am
Earl and Princess Street Pedestrian, Cyclist, Driver

Terrible visibility from Earl crossing Princess with no stop sign.

July 1, 2019 at 10:40 am
E Braddock Rd crosswalk next to 7/11 Pedestrian, Cyclist

I have experienced multiple near misses at this mid block crosswalk both walking and on a bike. Braddock needs a road diet, yield signs and beacon flashers. Often one car will stop but another will not, the double threat scenario. https://youtu.be/dPS1Et_XIlo

September 12, 2018 at 1:41 am
Queen and Lee street intersection Pedestrian

Driver ran stop sign . Did not see me

June 6, 2019 at 3:07 pm
Mount Vernon and Commonwealth Pedestrian

The right turn lane light goes green at the same time that the crosswalk walk sign goes on and as we were crossing we almost got hit by an oncoming car.

July 17, 2018 at 1:36 pm
Mount Vernon Ave and Reed Ave Pedestrian

Bus stop at this location makes for hazardous crossing. Cars trying to pass stopped bus have almost hit pedestrians several times.

August 8, 2018 at 8:54 am
N. Fairfax & Madison Sts. Cyclist

I was stopped at the stop sign with my right turn signal on. About to turn right, a cyclist zoomed between my car and a parked car on my right, totally ignoring the stop sign. There is no bike lane there, so the cyclist should’ve been behind me. I blew my horn as he raced by and he totally ignored it. My swift reaction averted an accident.

January 6, 2019 at 11:10 am
East reed and Evan lane Pedestrian

The stretch of east reed between route 1 and commonwealth has NO NO traffic calming or pedestrian investments. Cars and busses speed down it.

July 16, 2018 at 9:32 pm
Duke and Washington Pedestrian, Driver

Driver turned left onto Washington from Duke. I was in the middle of the crosswalk. Had to run out of the way.

July 1, 2019 at 10:36 am
Fayette and route 1 Pedestrian

No cross walk no light and very near the metro so lots of peds

December 19, 2018 at 7:29 am
Edsall Road and Timber Forest Drive Pedestrian

SUV drove through red light. Also seemed to be traveling well in excess of 35 mph speed limit. The pedestrian crossing signal had been white (cross now) for several seconds when the driver ran the light and me and my two boys were about to cross.

August 29, 2018 at 5:47 pm
Commonwealth Ave at Mt Vernon Ave Pedestrian

My sister and I were walking with my baby in the carriage, northbound on the east side of Mt Vernon, crossing Commonwealth in the crosswalk. Driver came north on Mt Vernon and turned right into Commonwealth and honked at us, right as we stepped off the curb into the crosswalk, when we had the walk signal.

July 16, 2018 at 10:45 pm
Commonwealth Ave at Mt Vernon Ave Pedestrian

My sister and I were walking with my baby in the carriage, northbound on the east side of Mt Vernon, crossing Commonwealth in the crosswalk. Driver came north on Mt Vernon and turned right into Commonwealth and honked at us, right as we stepped off the curb into the crosswalk, when we had the walk signal.

July 16, 2018 at 10:45 pm
East Windsor and Leslie Pedestrian, Driver

No stop signs on the corner of East Windsor.

July 1, 2019 at 10:33 am
Glendale and Leslie Avenues Pedestrian, Driver September 19, 2018 at 4:03 pm
Madison & West (Braddock rd metro) Pedestrian

DASH bus #82 almost ran me over, did not stop or even slow with me in the crosswalk. I’m 6’4” and very easy to spot.

September 17, 2018 at 6:08 pm
Leslie and E Windsor Pedestrian

I was walking my dog and a man in a blue CRV was speeding down East Windsor. He was not going to stop at the stop sign but then saw me in the cross walk and slammed on his breaks. He was inches away from hitting me and my dog. I paused in the cross walk and he proceeded to swerve around me and continued to speed away.

September 19, 2018 at 4:18 pm
Mt. Vernon Ave and Four Mile Road Pedestrian, Cyclist

I was crossing Mt. Vernon Ave in the crosswalk heading west on my bike when a driver rolled through the red light (never stopping) to turn right from Mt. Vernon Ave onto Four Mile Road, coming within inches of hitting me, and another pedestrian who was crossing going the opposite way. The driver continued going and sped away after we screamed to alert him that he was about to hit us.

Note–I’ve had numerous near misses at this intersection from drivers turning right on red without stopping first to check the crosswalk, this is just the most recent.

February 13, 2019 at 10:17 am
N. Pitt and Montgomery Street Pedestrian

I was half way through the cross walk when a driver did a rolling slow down at the stop sign across the street, directly opposite me. the driver kept coming directly at me and waved their hand for me to get out of the way. The driver never stopped, just kept moving forward. I side stepped the car and slapped the back side of the car to let her hear the sound of hitting someone. The driver just kept on going and blew through the next stop sign on Madison and N Pitt.

The cross walk at the intersection of Montgomery and N. Pitt needs to be repainted b/c it is fading but it is heard not to see a person walking at the corner across the cross walk at 6 pm, still plenty of day light.

September 1, 2018 at 5:31 pm
Crosswalk on Mount Vernon Ave near Royal Nepal Restaurant Pedestrian

On street Parking is allowed directly adjacent to crosswalk and makes it hard to see pedestrians as they walk into crosswalk. Also hard for children to see traffic on street. Daylighting is needed here.

August 8, 2018 at 8:50 am
Leslie/Glenwood/Van Valkenburgh Driver

Driver description: White male, early-to-mid 50s. Beige golf cap, salt-and-pepper beard. Driving a dark Audi convertible. License plate unknown.

Driver blew through not 1, but 2 stop signs (Van Valkenburgh and then Leslie) within a matter of seconds. He did not pause a sufficient amount of time at either stop in order to establish that the path was safe for him to proceed. In fact, he sped up through his stops. We stopped dead in our tracks, in the middle of the road, to avoid being struck as it was clear he had no intention of slowing down. My SO said “Nice stop” very audibly and he yelled back “Where’s YOUR sidewalk?!”

September 19, 2018 at 3:10 pm
Duke and Reinekers Lane Pedestrian

At the crosswalk in front of Whole Foods, someone went through the red light while I had the walk signal. As I know this intersection well and how dangerous it is, I did not immediately step out to cross because I could see the white van barrelling east on Duke was not going to stop. This happens all the time at this intersection. Vehicles get confused with the next signal on Holland Lane being green but the light at Reinkers Lane is red so pedestrians can cross.

July 27, 2018 at 7:06 pm
Mt. Vernon Trail/S. Washington Cyclist

I was riding south on the Mt. Vernon Trail parallel to S. Washington St where at the intersection to the Bridgeyard Apartment complex, a jeep with six occupants chose not to stop for the red light and disregard the green pedestrian signal and made a right turn to go north on Washington St. I had to use all my brakes to stop and avoid being hit.

Perhaps the Bridgeyard management company should be asked to inform their residents to be mindful and avoid traffic lights and rules of the road when enterring and exiting their complex.

July 21, 2018 at 11:37 am
Monroe and Main Line Blvd Pedestrian

The older two girls were at camps this morning so I took the younger two on a jog on the Potomac Yards trails.

To get back to our car I had to cross the street which was under an overpass (Monroe and Main Line Blvd). I got the walk signal and quickly checked the left turn cars would wait for me. There was a big SUV edging out but she was going slow. I crossed the street but quickly and frantically realized she did not see me or the double stroller with two tiny kids in it.

She was coming at me and fast. I was trying to get out of her way as she kept turning right into me, I was screaming for her to see me and swerve. I reach out to touch the car and she finally saw me and swerved.

I got to the other side of the street and practically collapsed onto that sidewalk in tears. I couldn’t help it, my entire body was shaking. Another car stopped and asked if I was OK and I told her I was just scared.

The woman in the SUV pulled around and got out. She hugged me and cried too. We were both sobbing. She kept apologizing and asked for my forgiveness. I told her of course and thanked her for stopping.

That’s a tricky spot because it is dark under the overpass. I usually make eye contact with drivers before I proceed to make sure they see me. I thought she saw me because she started edging out slowly, but apparently that had nothing to do with me. Maybe in an area where so many people exercise (and kids play soccer) we should give the crossing pedestrians a few minutes walk time with no traffic.

Honestly, 5 seconds more and I would have been hit. I got home and prayed a prayer of gratitude for my safety. Please look into this area so this doesn’t happen again to anyone. Thank you!

July 16, 2018 at 9:59 pm
The intersection at Mount Vernon and Braddock Road Driver

There are drivers and scooters speeding, failing to yield to pedestrians, running red lights, and running stop signs.

July 1, 2019 at 10:18 am
Reed and Commonwealth Cyclist

Driver turned right immediately in front of cyclist in bike lane when cyclist arrived at stop sign first.

May 21, 2019 at 8:11 pm
south side sidewalk of King St near Peyton St Pedestrian

This form should be updated to include scooter “near miss” incidents on sidewalks. I was walking east on the southside sidewalk on King Street (by the Bank bookstore) when I heard a noise behind me and when I turned around someone on a scooter was almost on top of me. When I jumped out of the way, the person continued east on the sidewalk even after I screamed at them that they were not supposed to be on the sidewalk. This is at least the third close call I’ve had with scooters on sidewalks in Old Town.

April 8, 2019 at 11:11 am
South side sidewalk King St near Peyton Pedestrian

Scooter (again) going east on south side sidewalk of King St almost ran into me. I talked to the guy but he did not know he was not supposed to be on sidewalk. Scooter had a graphic indicating no sidewalk riding. So he asked where he’s supposed to ride and I said the street. And he said that looks dangerous…go figure…

April 13, 2019 at 10:19 am
S Saint Asaph and Prince Pedestrian

Driver going north on S Saint Asaph and turning right onto Prince St (going east) almost ran into me and my partner as we were in the crosswalk with the walk sign.

March 5, 2019 at 12:05 am
Patrick & King Sts Pedestrian, Driver

Male driver on mini-bike turning left at high speed from east-bound King St onto north-bound N Patrick St. Did not signal or sound horn. Made turn against red arrow. Came within 5-inches of me and my companion as we were mid-way in crosswalk heading east (mini-bike approached from behind us). Crosswalk contained a dozen or so pedestrians at the time. Mini-bike and driver were all in gray with no visible license plate.

March 28, 2019 at 8:14 pm
Princess and N Washington Pedestrian, Driver

I was crossing Princess Street (at N. Washington) to go to Wells Fargo with the proper walking signal when a Mercedes drove extra fast in order to beat oncoming traffic to turn onto Princess to also go to the Bank. I had the opportunity to discuss the near miss and certain death to me if I hadn’t jumped back onto the sidewalk and he was shaken and sorry. However, he’d be sorry and I’d be dead. This situation where walkers have the signal to proceed (and the right of way) means nothing if cars ALSO have the green light to turn into us. Can that be changed?! Is there a citizen/police group working together to make walking safer?

March 29, 2019 at 2:25 pm
N Fayette St & King St Pedestrian

Left-turning non-signaling driver from east-bound King St crossed on-coming s-bound N Fayette lane to cut-off pedestrian in middle of crosswalk and walking with green signal. Driver and vehicle: White male dark hair/dark beard late 20s burgundy color SUV

March 25, 2019 at 10:18 am
Route 1 and Wilkes Street Driver

Walking with my 2 sons and following the signals. One car turning left onto Route 1 claims not to have seen us, and actually ran into us. He came to a stop wedged against my sons stroller. Somehow no one was hurt .
Can I mention, that every other car at the intersection was beeping him and I recall people yelling at him to stop. As we walked off the road, I noticed everyone in their cars with their hands over their mouths.
How we survived I don’t know.

No one follows the rules in this city.

I just add this to my near misses. In fact, we narrowly missed being hit on duke street 30
Minutes ago. Again we were in the right, and the driver yelled at me… I mean really

March 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
king and North Patrick Pedestrian

motorcycle making a left turn on a res light. Came within inches of hitting us

March 29, 2019 at 3:54 pm
Seminary Rd and Echols Ave Pedestrian

This is a crosswalk mid block. I was nearly hit today. This is a clearly marked crosswalk but yet drivers do not stop for pedestrians. There needs to be lights installed to improve the visual site of pedestrians in the crosswalk.

November 27, 2018 at 5:54 pm
Duke St and Daingerfield Ave Pedestrian

I was walking on Duke with a double stroller and almost got hit by an SUV taking a quick left during rush hour. There are several daycares/preschool on Duke and many walkers. The intersections on Daingerfield and Peyton etc are not well lit and very dangerous. I have a light and reflective tape, but the cars turning left pay no attention to pedestrians! Please help!

December 3, 2018 at 9:11 pm
Edsall and S Pickett Pedestrian

Woman in silver Mercedes SUV holding cell phone to ear got within 1.5 feet of me.

December 24, 2018 at 12:46 pm
Commonwealth ave mid block crosswalk near sunset dr Pedestrian

Dark, crosswalk needs yield to peds sign and speed hump

September 12, 2018 at 1:34 am
N. Pickett and Beatley Library exit Driver

Was driving towards Beatley Bridge on Pickett and a driver swung out of the Beatley Library driveway having looked, but not seen, my approaching vehicle. She exited left into the street seemingly unaware of my car, and missed me by about 10 inches. There are often large vans/shuttle buses parked in that area, which could obscure a driver’s ability to see oncoming traffic.

November 27, 2018 at 1:40 pm
Green Street at South Washington Street Pedestrian

Driver heading West onboard green, turning left (south) onto S. Washington Street, not looking at the road or crosswalk and came inches from running me over while I was crossing in the crosswalk, with the pedestrian signal in my favor.
This has happened more than once just to me in this intersection. After the incident, a woman who witnessed this talked to me about many near misses – and one actual incident of a car hitting a person and knocking them off their feet – in the nearby interior sections.

November 21, 2018 at 4:20 pm
Mill Rd and Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA Pedestrian, Driver

Crossing Eisenhower while holding the hands of my two kids (4 and 6). The light changed for us to cross, the driver made a right turn without looking. I don’t like the intersection, everyone is in a hurry as they get of the beltway. I usually take my kids up a block, but there is a much longer wait time at the light (seems larger intersections tend to change more often), and this morning I chose not to.

November 27, 2018 at 3:05 pm
Braddock road Pedestrian, Driver

Cars speed down Braddock road, not giving pedestrians enough time to cross and not yielding correctly.

July 1, 2019 at 10:23 am
Cameron and Peyton Pedestrian

I also witnessed a pedestrian struck by a car in this intersection on Nov 2. Drivers treat Cameron as a thorough-fare with most rolling through stop signs and exceeding the speed limit. Police presence is zero. Hope your organization can make a difference!

November 19, 2018 at 12:09 pm
Prince & Dangerfield Pedestrian

Driver stopped at Red light and then drove thru it

November 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm
Montrose and Glebe Pedestrian

People don’t yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk and frequently speed along Glebe.

October 25, 2018 at 9:46 am
Fairfax and Montgomery Driver

Driver executed illegals upturn at intersection almost hitting a pedestrian crossing Fairfax

October 18, 2018 at 2:19 pm
Franklin and Fairfax Pedestrian

Driver stopped to apologize. Said he couldn’t see us (maybe due to sunlight glare?). I’ve heard several cases of drivers scaring themselves so much they stop to apologize.

November 3, 2018 at 9:37 am
Del Ray Old Town North Area:Braddock Road between Seven-Eleven and Potomac Yard Park on crosswalk. Child nearly hit by driver. Dangerous double-threat location. Pedestrian, Cyclist

Del Ray Old Town North Area:Braddock Road between Seven-Eleven and Potomac Yard Park on crosswalk. Child nearly hit by driver. Dangerous double-threat location. This happened today. I cross that crosswalk regularly and over the last years I have seen many near misses there.

August 31, 2018 at 11:18 pm
Slater’s Lane and Richmond Highway Pedestrian

I have had multiple near misses at this intersection with the most recent being on July 31, 2019 at 9:00 pm. Cars traveling south on Richmond Highway and turning left onto slaters are generally traveling at high speeds, rushing to beat oncoming cars and not aware of pedestrians. Cars traveling north on Richmond Highway are also not looking for pedestrians as they approach an easy right turn onto Slater’s Lane. I have repeatedly contacted Alexandria TES through Call.Click.Connect and through email exchanges.

July 31, 2019 at 10:54 pm
King and Peyton Pedestrian, Cyclist

Was biking with my husband and daughter on a regular route we normally take when I was honked at and nearly hit by a black SUV with Florida plates. The SUV was traveling down Peyton toward King Street, making the right on King Street where s/he also failed to yield to a pedestrian crossing with the right of way (walking signal was lit). Ped said “wow, thanks a lot.”

April 27, 2019 at 7:28 pm
Duke Street and Holland Lane Pedestrian

Left turns from Duke (westbound) to Holland Lane frequently attempt to beat the light. This time it almost resulted in 4 pedestrians being crashed into. At Whole Foods corner…at evening rush hour.

March 20, 2019 at 5:36 pm
Ballenger Ave & Holland Ln Pedestrian

Drivers on Holland Ln routinely fail to yield to pedestrians using crosswalk, often breaking speed limit.

March 11, 2019 at 2:21 pm
Jamieson Ave & Dulany St Cyclist

Towing child in bike trailer at stop light in westbound lane on Jamieson Ave, motorist rolled past me to my right with inches to spare in order to turn right on red toward Duke St.

March 11, 2019 at 2:24 pm
Duke and S. Fairfax Street Pedestrian

A mini cooper license place “TINNI” or something to that effect nearly hit my husband and me while we were crossing at the crosswalk on S. Fairfax where it intersects with Duke Street.

March 29, 2019 at 1:01 pm
Menokin Dr. and King Street Failure to yield to pedestrians, Red light running

I appreciate the work that has gone into this intersection, but motorists routinely turn right on red off of King onto Menokin, endangering me in the crosswalk. Additionally, the crosswalk on Menokin and Van Dorn a few feet up is always blocked by cars that don’t stop at the lights. It’s super unsafe given the amount of foot traffic and two preschools that are right there!

October 11, 2018 at 3:32 pm
Potomac Ave and E Reed Ave Speeding, Failure to yield to pedestrians

Cars will not stop for pedestrians. The cars speed past you while you are halfway across the street. Buses have blocked street to allow pedestrians to cross to catch the bus.

October 25, 2018 at 1:43 pm
Irving Court Speeding, Failure to yield to pedestrians

Almost daily

November 6, 2018 at 8:30 pm
Duke and North Quaker Lane Red light running

Drivers are continually running the red light in the slip lane from Duke St. going west to North Quaker lane. I don’t cross here every day, maybe twice a week. In the past year, approximately one-third of the time (I counted), a driver ran the red light (actually there are three red lights facing this one lane) while I was crossing. Another one did it yesterday evening. I don’t think we need “education” here. I think we need a physical barrier like a railroad crossing gate that drivers will think twice about before crashing through it.

November 19, 2018 at 6:47 am
Commonwealth and Herbert St Poor visibility

People walking, biking and driving have a hard time seeing each other due to poor visibility. Pulling back parking here would allow everyone to see each other. I have had several near misses while biking along this route.

November 30, 2018 at 2:25 pm
Potomac Greens Drive and Slater’s Lane Speeding, Failure to yield to pedestrians, Cyclist behavior

The intersection is right where Buzz Bakery is on one side and Rustico Restaurant on the other corner. People consistently double park on PGD to “run in” to the various stores. Also the entrances to the two parking lots on each side of the street for the shopping centers face each other. When people can’t find parking in one, They “speed” to the other. Typically drivers don’t really bother to look as the jettison across PGD. With the cars double parked, there is less visibility of pedestrians. There is also a capitol bike share there. Bike riders are riding on the sidewalk, ALWAYS….because the cars are a mess, double parked and not parked in legal spots. This also includes metro/WMATA vehicles that I have pictures of.

January 15, 2019 at 1:30 pm
South Royal Street

numerous scooters left on the sidewalk, laying in the sidewalk in the foot path where a blind neighbor happens to traverse daily. These are an ADA hazard! WT Heck!

April 16, 2019 at 5:38 pm
S. Fayett and Franklin Not enough time to cross, Stop sign running July 1, 2019 at 10:44 am
Montrose Ave & Wesmond Dr, Montrose Ave & Evans Lane Poor visibility, Speeding, Failure to yield to pedestrians

Our neighborhood has repeatedly asked the city for stop signs and crosswalks to mitigate cars speeding through Montrose as a cut through from Rt 1 to Glebe. Our neighborhood has many pedestrians crossing Montrose and there’s very little visibility with the parked cars. My children and I have had close calls multiple times.

October 26, 2018 at 7:02 am
St Aspah & Madison Failure to yield to pedestrians, Red light running

Various mid-day incidents

November 6, 2018 at 8:40 pm
Farm and Crestwood Speeding

Traffic redirected through traffic apps.

July 1, 2019 at 10:46 am
Windsor & Russell Speeding, Failure to yield to pedestrians, Cyclist behavior

All day but particularly dangerous at rush hour

November 6, 2018 at 8:47 pm
Cameron Street at Washington Street and at N. Columbus St. Speeding, Failure to yield to pedestrians, Red light running

The bike lanes going westbound end right at Washington forcing cyclists to mix with drivers turning right and going straight, which is dangerous because of driver aggression and the frequent back-ups there. Between Washington and Columbus there is a sharrow, but because drivers act so aggressively on this stretch, it is not safe to ride on the street. The S-turn at N. Columbus is unsafe because drivers turn into and usually block the bike lane that reappears after the light.

December 4, 2018 at 8:29 pm
Commonwealth and Rosemont. Ave Not enough time to cross, Failure to yield to pedestrians

Driver don’t slow down when I tried to cross the street. Drivers don’t yield to anyone in the cross walk. Very dangerous area!

April 27, 2019 at 8:48 pm
Custis and Dewitt are both dangerous Speeding, Stop sign running

We are facing serious issues with speeding cars including county vehicles! Please help us slow down traffic on our street. We have 9 young kids just on the 400 block!

July 1, 2019 at 10:30 am
Mason and Mount Vernon Poor visibility

Cars are parked such that you cannot see around them. Dangerous to people and bikes

July 1, 2019 at 10:47 am
Commonwealth Ave & E/W Del Ray Ave Not enough time to cross, Failure to yield to pedestrians, Stop sign running

Daily I have a near miss at this intersection. It’s difficult because it is an off-center intersection by typically it is cars on Commonwealth that think they have stopped because the car in front of them stopped OR they do not allow enough time for cars on Del Ray to safely pass through the intersection.
Residents of East DR (0-99 block) have requested the stop signs have reflectors added similar to others in the neighborhood but because the city doesn’t have any reported accidents (it’s just a matter of time!) they have not acted on our request.

October 24, 2018 at 10:57 am
Wilkes and Payne Failure to yield to pedestrians, Cyclist behavior

Wilkes does not have a stop sign, allowing cars to speed through. Every other East-West street in this neighborhood has a stop sign, do cyclists and pedestrians are often surprised by cars not stopping.

November 3, 2018 at 9:52 am
N Fayette & Madison Pedestrian November 6, 2018 at 8:51 pm
Commonwealth and Luray Avenues Poor visibility, Speeding, Failure to yield to pedestrians

Very bad lines of sight cause drivers on Luray to have to pull out on to Commonwealth to see. Drivers on Commonwealth routinely speed, especially if they see that the light at Braddock has turned green. Numerous fender benders here and many near misses (I can hear the screeching of brakes and crunching of cars from my house). I report each one I hear but no effort has been made by the City to make this intersection safer. Additionally, drivers ignore pedestrians in the new zebra cross walk at this intersection. Several times I have been in the intersection with cars stopped in one direction while drives on the other side pass right in front of me.

November 23, 2018 at 11:50 am
Jamieson & Mill Rd./Andrews Ln. Not enough time to cross, Long wait to cross, Poor visibility, Speeding, Failure to yield to pedestrians

I use this intersection daily as a pedestrian and cyclist. This intersection is hostile to pedestrians because the distance to cross any of the streets is too far. The curbs are designed to facilitate car traffic turning through the intersection which encourages cars to cut through the intersection when turning, presenting a hazard to pedestrians in the crosswalk as well as cyclists traversing the intersection. If the curbs were extended further into the intersection to shorten the distance pedestrians must travel to cross it, it would slow down turning cars by forcing them to make a tighter turn. This would help pedestrians as well as cyclists at this location.

March 11, 2019 at 2:17 pm
Duke Street and Arell Ct/Wheeler Avenue Red light running

I drive through and walk near this intersection daily as it is the only exit/entry point to my neighborhood. I see vehicles speeding and running through the traffic light going both east bound and westbound on Duke Street at this intersection daily. There needs to be red light cameras installed at this intersection immediately. My vehicle was totaled last month when someone ran the red light and hit my car at this intersection!

July 4, 2019 at 11:15 pm
Del Ray and Commonwealth Stop sign running October 24, 2018 at 11:19 am
Slaters and Portner Failure to yield to pedestrians, Cyclist behavior, Red light running

Ongoing – bikes going whenever they want, not obeying lights

November 6, 2018 at 7:59 pm
Holmes Run Pkwy & N. Pickett St Pedestrian November 6, 2018 at 8:57 pm
Eisenhower Avenue at Van Dorn metro Poor visibility, Speeding

No pedestrian lights or crosswalks to get from the open exit on North side of Eisenhower to the businesses on the South side of Eisenhower (Scramble, Chris Collins Dance, etc). Extremely dangerous to cross this four lane road with cars speeding around a curve.

May 21, 2019 at 8:08 pm
Seminary Road and Quaker Lane Long wait to cross, Speeding, Failure to yield to pedestrians

I’m 15 years old and am trying to make Seminary Road safer. But I’m also interested in making all the roads safer around Alexandria.

July 12, 2019 at 11:19 am
Montrose and Jefferson Davis Highway Jaywalking, Poor visibility, Speeding, Failure to yield to pedestrians

Parked cars on Montrose create terrible sight lines for vehicles entering/exiting Montrose. That curve on Montrose should prohibit parking on at least one – if not both sides of the street for safety. Yes, I understand that parking is a premium; however, safety should always be our first consideration.

October 25, 2018 at 9:27 am
Cameron & Peyton Speeding, Failure to yield to pedestrians, Stop sign running

Cameron & Peyton anytime during rushing hours

November 6, 2018 at 8:08 pm
Commerce & Payne Failure to yield to pedestrians

Always but very bad 8:15 am

November 6, 2018 at 9:07 pm
Franklin & S Washington St Failure to yield to pedestrians

Drivers turning left (south bound) onto S Washington from Franklin often try to beat the one way East bound traffic by speeding through the pedestrian cross walk. I was very nearly hit when crossing from District Taco.

April 1, 2019 at 10:32 am
Franklin and Washington Pedestrian, Driver

The driver was speeding, failing to yield to pedestrians, and running red lights.

July 1, 2019 at 10:38 am
Radford Street & Osage Street Poor visibility, Speeding, Stop sign running

Drivers making a right hand turn from N. Quaker onto Osage Street have the right of way. Drivers on Radford Street have a stop sign, but either blow through the stop sign or begin to proceed straight onto Radford only to be nearly hit by drivers with the right of way. Churchgoers for Blessed Sacrament and Lindsay Lexus customers frequent this intersection- highly trafficked!

Radford Street needs to be eliminated completely between West Braddock Road and Osage Street.

July 27, 2019 at 2:39 pm
Juniper Pl & Jordan St Poor visibility, Speeding

For pedestrians, we need a crosswalk, flashing lights and foliage removal to make crossing this street safe. Also it is hard to pull out of the street safely in a vehicle with speeding on Jordan St and lack of visibility because of foliage.

September 21, 2018 at 8:41 am
Montrose and Glebe Poor visibility, Speeding, Failure to yield to pedestrians

This intersection is AWFUL. Only 3 of the 5 entrances into the intersection have to stop. Of these, one cannot see cross traffic from the right. Drivers frequently speed on Glebe road, and they routinely fail to yield to pedestrians. On Monday evening, some woman waved her cell phone at me, as if it was a valid excuse not to stop for me (I had already waited for about 2 minutes while at least 15 other drivers failed to yield). It was broad daylight, and I had a dog and a stroller with me, so it’s not like I couldn’t be seen. My neighborhood discusses this frequently on our listserv, and the city has so far been deaf to multiple years of requests for a 5-way stop sign there. One of my neighbors works from home and reports hearing at least 3 near-misses per day and has heard multiple accidents.

October 25, 2018 at 9:31 am
Abingdon GW Pkwy & Bashford Failure to yield to pedestrians, Red light running

AM Rush Hour

November 6, 2018 at 9:15 pm
Wythe St and N Payne St Long wait to cross, Poor visibility, Speeding, Failure to yield to pedestrians September 25, 2018 at 10:41 pm
Washington & Pendleton Failure to yield to pedestrians, Red light running

Almost daily. Folks rushing to work!

November 6, 2018 at 9:22 pm
Commonwealth Ave and Leadbeater St Poor visibility

People cannot see people in the bike lane due to parked cars which are too close to the intersection. In fact, some of the signs are not in compliance with city staff.

November 30, 2018 at 2:23 pm