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by Prince Of Petworth October 1, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I usually pay my parking tickets without a fight (even the really questionable ones), but this seems like a whole nother level to me. Have you ever heard of this? I got this in front of the church at Shepherd and 8th NW. It’s particularly irritating as I am consistently blocked in on weekends by double parkers at that church.”

I guess it depends if there were emergency no parking signs posted with appropriate notice?

by Prince Of Petworth September 28, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

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


detail from documents DDOT handed out at the meeting

Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 1D/Mount Pleasant voted to endorse a plan to repave and restripe a section of Park Road NW, from the bridge over Piney Branch Road in Rock Creek Park to just past the intersection with Walbridge Place. The plan, as presented at the September 25 ANC meeting by a representative of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), would eliminate several on-street parking spaces in the neighborhood, which brought some local residents to the meeting to object.

The ANC’s resolution to urge DDOT to proceed with the plan includes a suggestion to refrain from putting a “Stop” sign and a “No parking” sign at the corner of Park Road and Pierce Mill Road, which would create a new 40-foot long area (about 2-3 car lengths) where parking would be unambiguously not allowed. Apparently, parking occurs there now, but Emily Dalphy, DDOT Transportation Engineer, said that parking in this area might already be “technically illegal”. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 20, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Just a quick heads up to my Navy Yard peeps. A neighbor watched construction workers posting these signs right around 10am. She was questioning the fact that cars were already parked there. You can see it was printed yesterday and they literally posted them after the restricted time began. I’m fortunate enough to have garage parking, but just wanted to give a warning to anyone parked on I (eye) street, SE between half and 1st Street.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 17, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

We live in Dupont. I can’t remember the last time anyone got a parking ticket, even when “creatively” parking, especially at 2:17am. The infraction just says “12 ft from stop sign.” Which I think means that even though there is no sign indicating that parking is prohibited, I should have known better than parking too close to a stop sign.

DC has done a great job of confusing the issue with inconsistent signs – or in my case no sign – over the years. It looks like the 25 feet from a stop sign rule is still on the books but is applied inconsistently. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 10, 2018 at 10:45 am 0

A reader sends Council Member Brandon Todd’s car Saturday afternoon: “On Upshur street during the petworth day festival. Worth noting there were various spots a block further away.”

Ed. Note: We’ve previously learned that Council Members are not obligated to follow parking regulations however they still shouldn’t park in front of fire hydrants. Also, it just really pisses people off but bigger fish to fry I guess.

by Prince Of Petworth September 6, 2018 at 10:02 pm 0

Yikes. Thanks to Joel for sending:

“From the M Street bike lane, just west of Thomas Circle. It’s one thing to run over the pylon, but another to leave your car parked on top of it…”

by Prince Of Petworth August 24, 2018 at 9:55 am 0

From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced enhanced enforcement is set to begin in the Dupont Circle Nightlife no parking pick-up drop off zones on and around Connecticut Avenue NW.

Starting Thursday, August 30, 2018 vehicles parked in the zones and not picking up or dropping off people will be towed. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 23, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

This car in the picture has been parked on our block for over two weeks now. It has never moved and has out of state plates (I looked under the cover).

This morning I saw a parking officer and asked if she could check it out and see if they have a visitors permit or another legal reason to park there. She told me that they are not allowed to remove or lift up car covers for legal reasons… (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 7, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I recently moved out of my apartment and jumped through all the appropriate hoops to get the street parking spots in front of my building reserved for a moving truck. My permits were approved well before my move, and I posted and verified the signs one week prior to my move date (signs must be posted a minimum of 72 hours in advance).

Despite all this, two cars were still parking in my reserved zone at 9am on the morning of my move! One had been there all night, and the other parked sometime that morning. Ultimately, I had to get both towed because A) I had hired movers to show up at 10am and B) there was nowhere else to park the truck without blocking the street. (more…)

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