From Pentagon City

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“Transferring at Federal Center SW?? From atleast Crystal City and Pentagon City heading into the District, Metro DC printed and displayed huge incorrect station/transfer point maps for the Orange/Blue/silver line.”

Ed. Note: The proper transfer point from blue/orange to green/yellow is at L’Enfant Plaza. Fotten Totten remains my favorite metro signage error.


“Dear PoPville,

This was stuck on a car windshield on Porter Street this morning.

Having seen the comments on bad parking on PoP many times, I know someone will say, “Well maybe they parked in between two cars that were there at the time and that’s why they are taking up a spot and a half…”

This car was at the end of the parking lane, with five feet between their rear bumper and the parking zone sign.

So it really was a douchie parking job…”

Photo courtesy Golden Triangle BID

From a press release:

“The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District, the 43-blocks area that connects the White House to Dupont Circle, is getting a fresh look that will help visitors, shoppers and workers better find their way around the neighborhood.

The Golden Triangle is replacing its traditional banners on 200 light poles in the area with new signs that use bold graphic design to help people find their way around while adding color and design to the central business district. The new signs feature clearly identifiable street names on them in a variety of colors and patterns.

“These signs are for everyone who has ever stood in the middle of a downtown street or exited a Metro stop not quite sure what street they’re on,” said Leona Agouridis, executive director, Golden Triangle BID. Each day, more than 60,000 people exit Farragut North, Farragut West, and Dupont South, the three Metro stops in the Golden Triangle area. “Even though many people now rely on smartphones with GPS for directions, you can still get confused or unsure if you are actually where you want to be. These banners are a convenient way for people to validate where they are as they try to get from point A to point B,” said Agouridis.

Installation will occur in the evenings, 8 p.m.–5:00 a.m. from Wed., Oct. 22–Fri., Oct. 24.”