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    Does anyone know if there are long-term city plans to improve the safety of the thoroughfare at the north end of Key Bridge? The number of cyclists and pedestrians that navigate potential head-on collisions around the brick corner directly in front of Francis Scott Key Park must be in the 100s per day. (not to mention how slippery the bricks are in the rain).

    The opposite side (western sidewalk across key bridge) is not much better considering the added mix of cars w/ peds/bikes).

    -Luke (daily user)

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    Yes that area is a challenge. Key Bridge really needs on-street protected bike lanes.
    Last edited by scoot; 06-05-2019 at 05:41 PM.

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    We talk so much about the Arlington side of the Key Bridge (and Arlington is - very slowly - working towards improvements there), but yes, the DC side is a mess. Have you looked at goDCgo to see whether there's a vision for that area?

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    Just to make this even worse (if possible), the eastbound sidewalk coming off the bridge on M Street now has a massive sign in the middle of it, surrounded by a million orange barrels. Whitehurst a much safer alternative at this point.

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    A year ago I asked DDOT to repair the bricks around the light pole on M Street at the north end of the bridge. We were so hopeful back then...

    https://twitter.com/AlexandriaBiker/...44745092542464

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    I think they fixed it this Saturday by installing a big scrolling text trailer at the end of the sidewalk to tell you that 30-something Street was closed. It was awesome having to dismount and try to waddle over the curb and into traffic instead of using the curb-cut and crosswalk.

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