I so appreciate that the sidewalks along 16th Street are getting some attention. However when the sign announcing that the sidewalk is closed is placed mid-block, I know you don't seriously expect that I will jaunt across the busy street. So perhaps, you might want to place signs warning pedestrians of upcoming construction at places where it is, you know, safe and legal to cross the street.
I understand that with the bus being sardine packed, that you are concerned about getting out of the bus at the appropriate stop. However, since said stop is at a metro and therefore a large disembarkation point, I assure you that quite a lot of us will be getting off the bus. So, it is not that we do not hear you telling us you need to get out, it is that we thought perhaps waiting for the bus to stop and open its doors would help all of us better get out or out of other's ways.
Not Deaf Passenger