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  • top sign-you can’t park going forward from that sign at any time
    middle sign-you can’t park there during rush hour Monday – Friday
    bottom sign-after rush hour anyone can park there. it’s non-zone parking but only for two hours.

    • I think you’re trying to say the right thing but your explanation is unclear because “rush hour” happens in the morning AND in the afternoon.

  • Sure. You cannot park to the left of those signs at any time. To the right of those sign, you cannot park M-F between 7 am and 9:30 am. After 9:30 am on weekdays, you can only park for 2 hours unless you have a Zone 6 sticker. On the weekends, you can park to the right anytime regardless of whether you have a zone 6 sticker.

  • If you are a Zone 6 permit holder, you can park to the right of the sign at all times except Monday- Friday from 7am-9:30am (basically creating a rush hour lane).

    If you are not a Zone 6 permit holder, can you park there for only two hours Monday-Friday until 7am and after 9:30am. After 4pm Monday-Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday you should be golden with or without a permit.

    • Exactly. Sure the bottom sign should probably start at 9am, but it really isn’t that hard to figure out.

      • Maybe the DDOT need to figure that out first if it ain’t that hard.

        • ah

          +1. This is plainly inconsistent signing, and the bottom sign should say 9:30-8:30 consistent with the usual hours of residential parking outside of rush hour lanes.

          I encountered this elsewhere in the city, and people were parking in what were supposed to be rush hour lanes, backing things up. I submitted a report to the city and it was fixed within a couple of days.

      • houseintherear

        The green sign probably refers to the entire block. The red middle sign is likely a smaller portion of that block. So I would assume that’s why they didn’t change the hours on the green sign.
        Here’s what I do… look at what time it is when I park, and how decide how long I’ll be parked there, then go one by one through the signs and figure out if I’m ok to park there.

  • The more restrictive sign trumps the less restrictive sign. I don’t know if this is a legal rule or not, but it’s a good life rule to avoid spending (and wasting) time appealing tickets with the “But I was right” defense.
    So I would say no parking by anyone to the right of the sign from 7-9:30 Monday-Friday, from 9:30-4 you can only park there for 2 hours if you don’t have a Zone 6 sticker. Anyone can park there for any length of time on weekends.

    • “The more restrictive sign trumps the less restrictive sign. I don’t know if this is a legal rule or not, but it’s a good life rule to avoid spending (and wasting) time appealing tickets with the “But I was right” defense.”
      Always the rule of thumb I follow, as well. But some people are pedantic twits who seem to be gluttons for punishment. It takes less time to find another parking spot than it does to deal with the appeals process. Not worth it to me.

    • As it happens, it IS the legal rule as well

  • The only really contradicting/confusing thing is that the green sign should say 9:30AM-4:30PM (instead of 7AM)

  • I think the implicit question here is why DDOT doesn’t just change the “7AM – 4 PM” in the sign at the bottom to “9:30AM – 4 PM.”

  • I guess this is a case of contradictory signs, but what I always wonder about are the redundant signs — like when an areas is marked as “No Standing Or Parking” during rush hour, but there’s already a sign for the same area saying “No Standing or Parking Anytime.”
    Of course, given that post not long ago about how “No Standing or Parking Anytime” actually means you CAN park there overnight if you have a zone sticker (??), who knows…

  • I’ve gotten a ticket on this block before! I was parked during rush hour. Zone 6 parking sticker.

  • .To the left: No Parking

    To the right: Zone 6 parking only 9:30am to 4pm.

    e signage isn’t easy at first glance; you don’t expect a math problem on parking signs

  • The signs are very clear: A council member (or their friends) can park on either side of the signs at any time they want.

  • anon at 1:55 answered the question the best.

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