View Full Version : How to report ped signal issues in Arlington

06-23-2015, 12:00 PM
About once a week I come across a nonworking pedestrian call button, so I guess I should figure out how to report it. Can anyone educate me?

None of the options at reportproblem seem to be applicable and other is not an option.

I'm surprised that the W&OD button on the Pike still doesn't work. That has been out for some time, has it not?

06-23-2015, 12:05 PM
Street Light & Traffic Signal Hotline
or Email - des@arlingtonva.us

The next Arlington BAC meeting (July 6th) will have a discussion with someone who works on / with that tool about potential changes that would improve it. I for one think this sort of thing needs to get added. In the past DES staff have opposed its addition because signals out / signs down may be a safety issue and they can "react faster" to a call. I think most people see that there isn't a way to report it electronically and choose to not report it at all rather than call. Should be a good discussion

06-23-2015, 12:35 PM
Thanks, Chris. I now remember that I asked this previously and you said the same thing. (I had that vague sense and tried searching the forum before I asked but came up empty.) Thanks for your stewardship of this issue.

I know this isn't your point, but if a signal being out were such an important safety issue, maybe they would not leave the W&OD signal out for months. (I haven't really had to wait there...but I haven't been there at a low traffic time and it could be that the Four Mile Run cars are triggering it.)