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  • Benefit of the doubt…those look like brand new signs that are missing their left/right arrows. Would genuinely like to know if they end up getting arrows anytime soon.

  • I feel like (or at least hope) that sign is missing either a forward or backward arrow. Yet it still made its way onto the pole. SMH.

  • Who knows. What I do know is that if you park there, you can bet parking enforcement will write you a ticket. There’s no benefit of the doubt when it comes to them.

  • As written no parking, but the no parking sign should have an arrow going to the corner or hydrant.

  • I don’t know otherwise reasonable adults act like these parking signs are written in a foreign language. Obviously these are missing the arrows pointing the area where it is illegal to park at any time, and when you can park for a maximum of two hours, Monday – Saturday.

  • I assume the arrows havent been affixed.

  • The “Pay to park at all other times above” language is also poorly worded. Not to mention that it’s not even that busy of a street. A 7:30 restriction seems sort of early.

    • Yeah, that sentence makes no sense to me. I can’t even figure out what it’s actually try to convey.

      • From what I’ve seen on other parking meters, I think the idea is that there’s a 2-hour limit on parking at the meters during a certain timeframe, and during other specified timeframes, you still have to pay but there’s no time limit.
        So — ignoring the “No Parking” sign above — it looks like this area is metered 24 hours a day (are there any D.C. streets that even have 24-hour metering??), and if you park there between 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, you can’t stay for more than 2 hours.
        More typically, meters will have a 2-hour limit until (say) 6:30 p.m., and between (say) 6:30 and 10 p.m., you can park for more than 2 hours but you still have to pay.

  • Reach out to DDOT and ask them about this. I just dealt with a similar situation in Truxton Circle, road work was being completed and the contractor put up their own signs (yes, it was illegal). DDOT and WASA made them take it down. You might be dealing with a similar situation.

  • binpetworth

    Choose your own adventure!

    • That’s printed at the top of every work order that DDOT sends out to signage contractors — just to remind them.

  • “Shut up and take my money”. That’s what it means.

  • Report it to 311.

  • For those of you who, like me, enjoy municipal regulations almost as much as tax code, here’s some background on the DC signage and traffic regs. We’re subject to the Federal Highway Administration’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Of the 1500 or so pages, only about 10 are for parking signage.


  • A friend suggests that one is for Democrats and one for Republicans, but which is which?

  • Wtop made a video about numerous errors on this block (their office is there). DDIT has already agreed to replace the signs.

    The errors included missing arrows, inconsistent times, signs located at intersections, and incorrect wording. DDOT admitted to the errors.

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