I want to show you a picture 0f morning traffic on Ridge
Rd. This picture was taken during rush hour at Meade
Street looking at traffic on Ridge going north to 23rd. As you can see, speeding is not an issue here. This traffic can stretch down to Glebe and will only be exacerbated when the County transportation plans take effect.
It is hard enough to exit to Ridge today. Now add a lane of traffic coming south and, given the way people use their blinkers, we won’t know if they are turning in or continuing south. And this is where pedestrians will cross. Multiply this by a bus stopping in traffic right after the light on 23rd. Help, I’m stuck and I can’t get out!
Taking any of the other roads to exit our neighborhood to 23rd and then a left on 23rd to Ridge will be difficult as well. Currently 2 cars can make a left per light at 23rd and Ridge.
The county transportation plan effectively makes residents prisoners of their own neighborhood.