Daily Gripe: Fixed


Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Weekly roundup: Va safety week, gameday traffic

We pulled together all of the resolved and soon-to-be -resolved issues from the past week.

By Akeya Dickson  |  04:04 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend roundup, Fixed, Maryland, The District, Unfixed, Virginia

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Virginia promotes safety for cyclists, pedestrians

Drive Smart Virginia shares gripes that cyclists and pedestrians have with drivers during Virginia Bicycle and Pedestrian Awareness Week.

By Akeya Dickson  |  02:20 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Fixed, Unfixed

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Speed bump in Arlington? Not quite.

A griper is frustrated by what he thinks is a speed bump in Arlington County.

By Akeya Dickson  |  01:17 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Fixed

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 08/15/2011

They’re fixing it: Weed-be-gone

A griper’s complaint about weeds results in much-needed sprucing up on K Street.

By Akeya Dickson  |  12:58 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fixed, The District

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Red light, green light: Arlington fixes light cycle

New equipment has been ordered to address motorcycle and bike detection at an Arlington County intersection.

By Akeya Dickson  |  01:21 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Fixed

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Parking tickets, a staple of the District

Capitol Hill or Dupont Circle, where's the best place to get one of drivers’ biggest headaches — a parking ticket.

By Akeya Dickson  |  12:11 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Fixed | Tags:  parking, tickets

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 08/01/2011

District parking amnesty starts today

Pre-2010 ticket holders have two weeks to fill out a form and pay for parking offenses sans penalities.

By Akeya Dickson  |  04:59 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fixed, The District

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 07/14/2011

Rush-hour renegades

More and more motorists are parking along 16th Street during rush hour.

By Akeya Dickson  |  10:28 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Fixed

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 06/24/2011

They Fixed It! Constitution Ave sign issues

Dcquilter identified signs on Constitution Avenue that the commenter said was mislabeled.

By Akeya Dickson  |  04:05 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fixed, The District | Tags:  Sign issues, DDOT

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 06/09/2011

First it was, then it wasn’t...we’re confused

A handful of tweets from the District Department of Transportation says that the Chain Bridge updates commuters about the Chain Bridge being closed today.

By Akeya Dickson  |  03:27 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Fixed | Tags:  Road closure, Chain Bridge, Twitter confusion

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Bladensburg drivers look twice at speed

A sign at the corner of Bladensburg Rd. and Earl Place in NE went topsy-turvy.

By Akeya Dickson  |  06:02 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fixed

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Success! Columbia Heights bike rack fixed

Columbia Heights residents reported a bike rack that was struck months ago, and The Daily Gripe followed up.

By Akeya Dickson  |  12:53 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fixed

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 02/28/2011

NW resident persists in getting danger tree cut

Who got it done: Pepco and the District Department of Transportation How long to fix it: 6 months The good news is that Pepco and DDOT don't go around cutting trees down all willy-nilly. The bad news is that it...

By Akeya Dickson  |  03:48 PM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fixed, The Daily Gripe, The District

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 09/12/2010

Dangerous intersection gets new safeguards

Who got it done: D.C. Department of Transportation How long to fix: 4 months Griper Adam Hall complained months ago about a particularly dangerous intersection in D.C.: New Jersey Ave. and I Street SE. "Because of the wide lanes, traffic...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:16 PM ET, 09/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fixed, Fixed

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 09/07/2010

Eviction mess gets cleaned up

Who got it done: D.C. Department of Public Works Number of days to fix: Same day It's always sad to see someone's stuff scattered all over the sidewalk after an eviction. It can also be a big mess for neighbors...

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:33 PM ET, 09/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fixed, Fixed

Posted at 07:57 PM ET, 08/23/2010

Pothole cluster patched

Who got it done: Virginia Department of Transportation You know it's bad when a griper resorts to all caps to describe a problem. Whitney Landry had only one word for a cluster of potholes on U.S. 50 East at Annandale...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:57 PM ET, 08/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fixed, Fixed

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 08/16/2010

Making D.C. cleaner one public space at a time

Who got it done: D.C. Department of Public Works This week we have to give the D.C. Department of Public Works credit for fixing not one -- but two -- separate messes in Northeast D.C. In early July, griper Sylvia...

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:04 PM ET, 08/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fixed, Fixed

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 08/02/2010

Giant pothole filled in Alexandria

Who got it done: Virginia Department of Transportation Time to fix: 8 days Potholes are like fish. When we describe them to others, we tend to exaggerate. So when a reader told us that there was a pothole in Alexandria...

By Will Koper  |  01:04 PM ET, 08/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fixed, Fixed

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 07/10/2010

Light returns to spooky tunnel

Who got it done: C&O Canal National Historic Park Time to fix since first reported: About 10 days Entering the Foundry Branch Tunnel beneath the C&O Canal in Georgetown had the feel of a caving expedition -- even in the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:11 PM ET, 07/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fixed, Fixed

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 07/05/2010

Stop sign replaced in Germantown

Who got it done: Montgomery County Griper Laura Deyo reported about three weeks ago that a stop sign had fallen in the 19000 block of Crystal Rock Drive in Germantown. The sign slowed drivers who were exiting from the parking...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:33 PM ET, 07/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fixed, Fixed

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 06/27/2010

Diving returns to Banneker Pool

Who got it done: D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation Time to fix: 7 days Just in time for the current heatwave, the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation has repaired one of the two broken diving boards that were...

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:30 PM ET, 06/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fixed, Fixed

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 06/19/2010

Drying out a perma-puddle

Who got it done: DC Water Last week, The Daily Gripe featured an item about a depression between two manholes at 545 M St. in SE D.C. The catch collected water no matter what the weather, so passing cars would...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:07 PM ET, 06/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fixed, Fixed

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 06/12/2010

A luxury eyesore gets cleaned up

Who got it done: Kenneth Hartman, director of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center; Montgomery County Police Department When it comes to abandoned cars, beat-up domestics and cheap imports are a common sight, but how about a luxury, German sports...

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:37 PM ET, 06/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fixed

Posted at 09:29 PM ET, 06/03/2010

Crosswalk signal uncrossed

Who got it done: Alexandria Department of Transportation & Environmental Services The crosswalk signal at Mount Vernon Avenue and E. Uhler Avenue in Alexandria's Del Ray neighborhood had acted strangely for years. When the crosswalk button is hit, the traffic...

By Washington Post Editors  |  09:29 PM ET, 06/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fixed

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 06/01/2010

Pedestrian danger zone fixed

Who got it done: D.C. Department of Transportation Residential street or racetrack? Sometimes it's difficult to tell on Sheriff Rd. in Northeast D.C. with cars whizzing by at top speed. The situation was exacerbated in recent months because reflective median...

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:27 PM ET, 06/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fixed