Tag: traffic

1963 March on Washington Plans Included Alcohol Ban

This is a long-overdue, and greatly anticipated, guest post by Aaron, who wrote one of our most popular pieces yet on the (almost) red...
view down Pennsylvania Ave. NW

A View of Old Washington Down Pennsylvania Avenue

Here is another excellent photo of Pennsylvania Ave., also from the 1920s. We did a little Googling for this one too and came across...
traffic heading down Route 1 (1940)

I Hate Traffic … in 1940

Here's an interesting shot of traffic heading up Route 1 towards Maryland. To be honest, this traffic doesn't look bad at all.
Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway one-way hours (Wikipedia)

When Did Rock Creek Parkway Become One-Way?

If you drive to work downtown and live somewhere up in Northwest D.C., you might be one of the thousands of people who drive...
Aerial view of a traffic jam, 14th Street and the Mall, Washington, D.C., Apr. 1937. 30-N-37-1360A. (National Archives)

Ugh, Traffic Sucks

Think your commute home today will suck? Check this out ... Constitution Avenue circa 1937. By the way, do you know why it's called...