4 Responses to “5th and Mass pedestrian improvements”

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  1. Chris 555 Mass

    This plan is fantastic because this is a very dangerous area for pedestrians. I’d prefer DDOT to completely block off the stubs of I street on the SE and NW corners of this intersection and to plant shrubs, flowers, etc.

  2. Anonymous

    I bet it’s more to prevent the constant traffic backups on Mass from people trying to turn left onto Eye. Either way, though, I think it’s a good idea.

  3. Anonymous

    Great idea, and glad to see DDOT moving quickly on this without a year-long study, an EIS and multiple RFIs, RFPs, etc. etc. that just feather the nest of planners, consultants and lawyers.

  4. Anonymous

    This is a great idea. I hope the opposite corner of 5th & Mass (in front of the deli, dry cleaner and Meridian) also becomes one-way east-bound (from 5th onto Mass).

    The best traffic calming and pedestrian-friendly solution would be to make the 5th & Mass intersection into a traffic circle. It's not uncommon to see cars at speeds over 45 mph on Mass. There are too many people walking the streets around here these days for that type of aggressive driving to be allowed continue.