Vehicle access to Edward M. Felegy Elementary parking lot from Nicholson St before the start of next school year. During school drop off time (~7:30am) parents park and double park in the no stopping zones on Nicholson St to let their children out in order to enter the school. This blocks the entire roadway- sometimes in both directions- and causes other cars to swerve around them. Children and adults frequently cross outside of the crosswalk, which makes this situation all the more dangerous. I'm very worried that a child or adult will be injured and hoping that adding vehicle access to the school's parking lot could help prevent such a tragedy before it occurs. At the minimum, a crossing guard, school official, or police officer should be posted here at this busy time to ensure traffic laws are followed and students are able to enter school safely.
I would like to know were the amazingly, galactically stupid moronic idiot(s) that decided there needed to be islands constructed in the middle of Queens Chapel Road to, presumably, make it exponentially more dangerous and difficult for those of us that live on the west side to enter northbound traffic at any given time, especially in the morning and the evening. Aside from being a GARGANTUAN waste of taxpayer funds, it seems, to me, to create a huge legal liability for Hyattsville, or whoever came up with the idea, to compromise the safety of the west side citizens.
Let's Create the City of Hyattsville Circulator-Connector Shuttle
Lets work on replacing the inherently small crape myrtle trees along the north face of Hamilton Street (W. Hyattsville's Main St) and install native seasonal canopy trees (ie. Acer rubrum / Red Maple) along the north and south sides (and median if needed) to enhance the streetscape appeal. Its a very low-cost task with a positive return.
This has caused the residents in the avondale neighborhood to have to hear early morning construction starting at 6am every morning. Also the natural tree line has been eliminated and all the traffic noise from queens chapel can be heard throughout the neighborhood. The apartment community should be required to put a fence up to create a noise barrier between the neighborhood and the construction site. If this is not done people will move out of hyattsville.
I'm afraid our council members have expressed that they are not interested in pursuing the Circulator idea. As a result, any visitor or resident will have to navigate the four or five routes that, in pieces and with a Minimum of 25-min wait time, get riders to-and-from our major destinations and metro stations. In addition, all systems barely provide service during the weekends. Those that do have a 1-hour waiting time between pick-ups. Just add this weather and the lack of attraction compounds.
This makes no sense and demonstrates a lack of vision and constructive thinking from our leaders. With constructive negotiations and stronger thought-leadership, we can definitely have a single system connect us to neighboring communities. A key ingredient to growing our attractiveness in the DC region is access and circulation-which we are not currently efficient at providing. Just ask any one of us who actually ride in our bus networks. Proper infrastructure drives attractiveness.
Please really “Speak-Up” and contact the council members with me to voice your concerns.
The intersection of Queens Chapel and Nicholson is a nightmare for drivers and pedestrians. Confusion causes dangerous and costly accidents as well as congestion on both roads. A traffic light is necessary to organize the volume of traffic at this intersection and make it safe for everyone.
I would like to see a traffic study conducted at the intersection of 410 (E-W Highway) and Queens Chapel. Cars that are driving west on 410 (E-W Highway) and that are turning right (north) onto Queens Chapel Road have a "no turn on red" sign, yet this sign is very seldom obeyed. When pedestrians are crossing 410 (I do this daily), cars are often continuing to make a right turn on red while pedestrians are in the crosswalk. I would like to propose that we conduct a traffic study to get this documented and evaluate options to make the intersection safer for pedestrians. One idea would be to Install a red arrow light to better communicate "no right turn" for traffic driving west on 410 and turning right onto Queens Chapel northbound. I also wonder if the "No turn on red" sign is placed visibly enough. When the sun is setting at the end of the day, visibility is compromised and the sign is harder to see. Thank you!
I would like to see a crosswalk or traffic light at Lancer Drive and Ager Road! People cross there to get to the West Hyattsville Metro Station and the cars hardly ever stop for people to cross the street.