We are very excited to announce that At-Large D.C. Councilmember Kwame Brown (connect with him on TheCityFix Social!) is encouraging local residents to report transportation-related issues caused by the record-breaking snow storms this week. Need your street to be plowed? Is your bus stop obstructed by snow? Has your cycling lane turned into an illegal parking spot? Report these and other issues on SeeClickFix, a powerful online mapping tool that allows you to report issues in your neighborhood and automatically notify local officials and advocates who have the power to fix the problem! Councilmember Brown himself has been trying to help our city dig its way out of this blizzard by plowing constituent driveways and roadways for the last three major snowstorms. Watch these videos to prove it.
We’ve already embedded a SeeClickFix map of D.C. on our blog, so you can start clicking and fixing right away. There’s also a cool widget embedded at the bottom of this post, if you don’t feel like leaving this page. How do you report an issue? Simple. Click on the link at the top of the map that says “report an issue” and follow the step-by-step instructions.
If you’re on-the-go and not near a computer, you can also access SeeClickFix by using a mobile app on your smartphone (available via Blackberry, iPhone and Android.) See our review of other transport-related mobile apps here, if you’re interested.
We’ll be following your issues, too, and blogging about them right here.
Here are a few of the top issues that TheCityFix DC bloggers have been writing about over the past couple of months:
Snowstorm Erases Pedestrian Connections in D.C. – Again
Washington, D.C. does a pretty good job of plowing major roads after snowstorms. However, sidewalks and crosswalks are a different story.
TheCityFix Report on SeeClickFix Results in Improved Safety for Pedestrians at Critical Intersection
It all started four months ago, when TheCityFix blogger David Daddio reported an issue on SeeClickFix about a dangerous intersection at U Street and Florida Ave., east of 18th Street NW. Over just several days, the report got responses from concerned citizens, and finally, the Office of Councilmember Jim Graham.
Use SeeClickFix to Send Your K Street Comments
Following up on my earlier post about the K Street Transitway, you can also express your support for the K Street Transitway using SeeClickFix.