This is in regard to the Columbia Pike/S. Joyce interchange.
I ride the 16 bus every day and it seems to be more and more of a choke point for traffic. It is not uncommon to sit through 5 or 6 cycles of lights coming off of Joyce and taking a left on Columbia Pike.
I have ideas such as 1) making the light cycle longer or 2) adding a left turn signal to the light. I realize that the intersection has a fair amount of traffic but it does not have a lot of pedestrians; so it should not take the ten to fifteen minutes to pass through it.
Does anyone know the most effective way to try and change this?
Wait for the Pike realignment…is what the County will say.
Maybe try the streetlight form as a starting point and then maybe they’ll tell you someone else to try?
There’s also a Traffic Calming site that may have POCs:
The County has created a 24-hour Traffic Signal Hotline so drivers can report any glitches in the County's new state-of-the-art system.
- Drivers who encounter green lights that seem unusually short - or red lights that are unusually long - are invited to report the problem on the new recorded Traffic Signal Hotline at 703-228-6511 (TTY 703-228-4611).
- Drivers should provide their name and telephone number, and the location of the traffic signal. Technicians will inspect each signal reported on the hotline.
- <link to problem-reporting form, go to page for link>
For more information about the traffic system, telephone the County’s Transportation Engineering Division Call Center at 703-228-6570.
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