Out of Place Traffic Light

18th Street north of KOn 18th street, between K and L, there is a streetlight that has never made sense to me. Its sole purpose is to stop traffic mid-block and let cars out of a parking garage.

An architect friend of mine has indicated that it was installed by the builder illegally, but I have no way of verifying that. I do think its odd that its tied into the timing of the other lights, and can’t think of another instance in the City where a commercial building’s parking garage exit gets its own traffic light.18th-street-streetlight1

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One Response to “Out of Place Traffic Light”

  1. theres one on Wisconsin outside the parking garage for Georgetown park.
    theres one on sixth nw just south of f.

    i think theres one at the whole foods in glover park too.

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