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New Rules For Catching A Cab In Adams Morgan on 18th Street

by Prince Of Petworth November 18, 2008 at 3:00 pm 21 Comments

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The Washington Post Going Out Gurus have the scoop:

“Between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, you will no longer be able to hail a taxi on 18th Street between Columbia Road and Wyoming Avenue. Instead, you’ll have to go to one of two officially approved taxi stands, either at 18th and Kalorama (on the west side of the street, in front of Awash restaurant), or in the alley behind the SunTrust Bank near 18th and Columbia. “The idea is to reduce congestion,” says Kristen Barden, executive director of the Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District, adding that door staff at all the bars and clubs are being briefed to tell customers where to go.”

So what do you think – is this a good idea? Do you think this will make it easier to catch a cab on Friday and Saturday nights? Or do you imagine brutal lines and fights given how wasted most people will be? I’m very curious to see how this turns out.

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