Whistle while you work

Sitting here on my 10th floor work-perch, I can hear the whistles of the downtown DC Traffic Enforcement Officers (TEOs). Recruited from the DC parking police, they stand at key traffic intersections during rush hour and direct traffic. Or they should.

As a cyclist, mimicking the apparently hated bicycle couriers, I don

5 Comments so far

  1. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on June 28th, 2005 @ 7:04 pm

    Big Fan. They make 14th St a tolerable place from 5p to 6p without making a nuisance of themselves.

  2. Tiff (unregistered) on June 28th, 2005 @ 7:43 pm

    Yes, they do help quite a bit, if for no other reason than they help prevent people from “blocking the box.”

    However, I would definitely like to see more towing of people who leave their cars in the no-parking-during-rush-hour lanes. Especially asshats in delivery trucks.

    However, since as a bicyclist you are subject to the same traffic laws as those of us in cars, you might *start* paying attention to the traffic control officers.

  3. wayan (unregistered) on June 28th, 2005 @ 10:00 pm

    Yeah, I’ll start paying attention to road rules when you start paying attention to speed limits.

  4. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on June 28th, 2005 @ 10:03 pm

    Generally, I do pay attention to speed limits, Wayan. Now. About those red lights. And those traffic cops. And… ;)

  5. Tiff (unregistered) on June 28th, 2005 @ 10:48 pm

    Wait, I thought you were convinced I spent all my time sitting in traffic? How am I blowing off speed limits when I’m sitting still?

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