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Unfortunately, it’s not legal. The relevant section of the DC Municipal Regs is 18-2103.7(c), which specifically provides for making a right on red but includes no provision for a left on red, even onto a one-way street:
2103.7 A STEADY RED SIGNAL alone or the word “STOP” shall have the following meaning:
(a) Vehicular traffic facing the signal shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then before entering the intersection;
(b) Stopped vehicles shall remain standing until green, green arrow, or flashing yellow is shown, except as provided in paragraph (c) of this subsection; and
(c) A vehicle facing a steady red signal may cautiously enter the intersection to turn right after stopping. The vehicle shall yield right-of-way to pedestrians within an adjacent crosswalk and to other traffic lawfully using the intersection.