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by Prince Of Petworth November 16, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I have a Chevy Volt and use the charge point at 14 and U St, NW. When I just went there were two cars non charging that were using the spot. The one car had an occupant, and I asked her to move since it is an assigned spot. She was very rude and asked me what I was going to do about it (which was really not much), and then proceeded to tell me “f*ck off f*g”. Is there anything that could be done about these parking violations?”

by Prince Of Petworth November 15, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

This family, coming from British Columbia and visiting friends in Mount Pleasant, got a rather rude welcome from the DC Government: a parking ticket for $1000. They parked their tiny trailer on the street, and Parking Enforcement struck, charging them with parking a trailer on a residential street. Yes, the fine for that is a thousand dollars, though surely the District Council did not have in mind little trailers brought into the District by tourists when they prescribed that draconian fine.

This family has been all across the country with their trailer, and had no trouble with it anywhere, until arriving in our fine town. I’m afraid their visit here won’t be a fond memory.”

by Prince Of Petworth November 14, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

Thanks to Anna for sharing from DDOT:

“Welcome to the District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) Visitor Parking Pass
online registration!

District of Columbia residents may register for a visitor parking pass online, or by contacting the DDOT Call Center at (202) 671-2700. An annual VPP is free for eligible residents.

To register for a 2018 Visitor Parking Pass online, please follow these six easy steps: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 9, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

During the lunch rush in Dupont yesterday, I saw three illegally parked USPS trucks and a crowd of postal workers eating at the McDonalds on 17th Street. When I asked them why they could park illegally, they told me that the rules don’t apply to them and to call the police if I felt so inclined. I did so and a few minutes later a traffic officer went in and sat with them to eat. Why exactly do I get so many tickets when I miss the meter by 2 minutes?”

by Prince Of Petworth November 8, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I am renovating an abandoned house in Georgetown and have been hit hard with parking tickets.

The house does not have off street parking. We got construction staging area permit through DDOT and got “No Parking” signs. We were granted the use of 44′ of the parking lane in front of the house. The parking lane has a sign that says “No Parking during school hours”. The school, Hyde-Addison, is closed for the next two years for renovation.

Then we park there and got tickets every day. What can we do?”

by Prince Of Petworth October 17, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0

The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.

Southwest On-street Parking to Get Worse

[Ed. Note: Or better depending on your perspective.]

It will soon become even more difficult for visitors to park on-street near DC’s shiny new Waterfront. A resolution passed last night (October 16) by Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6D/Waterfront urges DC authorities to extend the resident parking hours from 8:30pm daily to midnight, seven days a week, throughout the Waterfront area. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 29, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend

“Dear PoPville,

I’m wondering if you might be able to help me right a wrong in my neighborhood that has proven difficult to address. We park on the street in Lanier heights, which is nestled between Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights and mount Pleasant. It can be a pain depending on when you are looking for a spot. (As an illustration: a couple weeks ago my wife had a spot stolen from her by some guy who then verbally berated her for being angry that he had stolen the spot she waited 10 minutes for. It took her 20 mins to find another spot)

There is a large parking spot outside of an apartment building called the Chalfonte. The spot in question is on the south side of Harvard where it intersects with Argonne Place, and is big enough to fit a small car and a smart car, a REALLY big car, or a big-ish car like a Jeep SUV and a motorcycle.

The issue is that I’ve noticed over the last few weeks that it is ALWAYS the same black jeep and the same motorcycle parked there. (more…)

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