DDOT to Host Public Meeting on Columbia Heights Performance Based Parking Pilot Tonight

New style of Emergency No Parking sign in DC
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From DDOT’s Web site:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host a public meeting on Monday, December 7 to update the community on the Ward 1 Columbia Heights Performance Based Parking Pilot Zone. The meeting will also be an opportunity for residents, businesses, churches and other stakeholders to provide feedback on the parking operations implemented under the Performance Based Parking Pilot Zone Act of 2008.

Columbia Heights is one of two commercial areas in the District where DDOT has established a special pilot parking program. The goal is to protect neighborhood parking, spur regular turnover of metered spaces around commercial establishments, promote other modes of transportation and reduce congestion using a variety of tools including variable parking meter rates and time limits.

At the meeting DDOT will discuss the progress of the program and the topics will include:

* An update on the revenue generated from multi-space meters.
* An update on signage improvements and non-automotive transportation modifications scheduled for the pilot zone (using meter revenue).
* Recommendations from community stakeholders for 2010.

Meeting Information:

What: Public Meeting on Performance Based Parking Pilot
When: Monday, December 7, 2009, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Columbia Heights Community Center
1480 Girard Street, NW

The community center is located near the intersection of Girard and 14th Streets. It is approximately 3 blocks south of the Columbia Heights Metrorail Station on the Green Line. It is also accessible on the DC Circulator’s Woodley Park – Adams Morgan – McPherson Square route, as well as the Metrobus 52, 53 and 54 routes on 14th Street.

For more information about the meeting, please contact Damon Harvey at (202) 671-0493 or [email protected]

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  • Wow – I live in CH – on Irving St. which is the most affected block of the new parking restrictions – and have email EXTENSIVELY back and forth (since March 7 2008) with Jim Graham about this, and now the first notice about this meeting comes from a neighborhood blog only TWO HOURS before the meeting???

    Seriously – NO NOTICE!!! I get 3 Chinese restaurant menus on my door every day. I’m called for Jury duty twice in January. Why no notice of this meeting????

    This is – TFU in every way. If I weren’t so old and lazy and bad at chemistry and wiring and all that it would make me become a terrorist.

    Really – the issue is that there used to be a 2 hour non-resident parking grace period on our street, but it was eliminated (with absolutely NO resident input or even notice) because of DCUSA.

    Fine, I understand the concern is to preserve resident parking – so please just give residents a permanent visitor pass so we can have a friend/plumber/piano tuner/computer fixer, stop by during the day and park for two hours on the street without a ticket.

    It’s just not that hard. You can print them up at the new Kinkos!!!

    City people understand parking issues and are willing to adapt and deal with city problems – but this is NOT a city problem – it is an idiot problem!!!!!

  • i live on 1300 kenyon and i want to know who the genius is who decided to have 2 lane rush hour traffic slam into 1 lane at 14th and park. don’t they realize that people are heading to 16th st at that hour and not dcusa? open up the right lane to traffic during rush hour! it’s a [email protected]

  • DDOT needs to change the current zone parking program that’s based on the Ward in which you live into a true zone parking program based on neighborhoods, population centers, and/or ANC’s boundaries. But that would required the City Council to change the current zone parking program that’s based on the Ward; and then have DDOT, DMV, and DPW to work together to implement the changes.

    In raising this solution with DDOT and Council Members from Wards 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6; in addition to At-Large members Brown and Catania none seemed interested in exploring this as a solution to the parking issues that affect residents in communities with limited supply of street parking.

  • When is there going to be parking in the mostly-empty DCUSA underground, gold-plated lot? That might alleviate some of the parking woes in the area.

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