There’s no rules posted on how to behave while on metro but I think it’s important to review these unspoken rules from time to time.
The unspoken rules of riding the metro/bus:
When riding the escalators, stand on your right and walk on your left
· If you need to add money to your metro card, please let other riders enter the bus first.
· If you notice a bus is full, proceed to stand at the very back of the bus to allow more space for incoming riders.
· Do not take up more than one seat, especially if you’re just using it for your handbag.
· If you’re riding public transportation only for a couple stops, do not inconvenience other metro riders by squeezing yourself into a seat only to have to get back up again soon after.
· To avoid holding up foot traffic, take out your metro card well before you must tap it into the station.
· Do not take up more than one seat, especially for your belongings. (more…)
A reader requests:
“Could you pass this PSA along? It applies to all cyclists, but dockless bike users may be less likely to have thought about it.
Do NOT lock bikes to bus stop poles. This impedes access to and from the bus, especially for those with disabilities.”
hahaha thanks to Tracey for sending “this fake tree out at the curb on Capitol Hill (7th Street NE). Seriously, people–that’s not how this works!”
Oof, painful/expensive lesson from Stevie:
“HEY THANKS NEIGHBOR FOR RIPPING DOWN MY SIGNS. Also glad that NOWHERE on said sign informed me that I had to call to have them verified. I just double checked my emails from my app process and SHOCKING it’s not in there. So for trying to be a good citizen I spent $60 and posted 72 hours in advance for NOTHING.
The 311 rep I spoke with acted like it was very common knowledge. She was very kind and felt badly for me but there was nothing she could do.”
In fairness, DDOT responded:
“Can you send me your tracking number, we’ll take a look at this for you. Generally, the verification instructions are on the second page printed out with the permit and listed on our website.”
Update from Stevie:
“Someone just reached out from the permit office– was super helpful and apologetic. Also, said a new and more clear permit process will be out shortly.”
Ed. Note: Call 202-541-6083 Monday to Saturday to verify signs: Sign Verification Procedures (PDF).
Ed. Note: More info on how to recycle your tree here. Remember: “trees should be placed where your recyclables are regularly collected between Jan. 13 and Feb. 2. Curbside ONLY if that’s where your recyclables are normally collected.”
Thanks to Meg for sending the above from 14th and Monroe St, NW. And below from Lindsay, which make no mistake is spectacular, but still:
Photo by Flickr user Peter Zillmann
Below is the ad and he had a follow up e-mail. I guess the learning point here is generally if it is too good to be true, its too good to be true. At one point he had even linked the person’s facebook page for me. What lead me to research was the fact that he was using an @aol.com email address, I guess a pretty obvious give away.
Any way that you can spread the word to get people to avoid this would be appreciated.
I e-mailed the real Barak Sky. He has a g-mail and this guy is using an aol account (who uses AOL anymore).”
The unit is located @ #1441 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005. This is a fully furnished apartment but can be rented unfurnished upon your request and it comes with all modern amenities; (more…)
Thanks to Erin for sending:
“Pro tip: remove the ornaments and lights before putting your tree on the curb… (From the 2000 block of 12th St NW)”
Ed. Note: More info on how to recycle your tree here. Remember: “trees should be placed where your recyclables are regularly collected between Jan. 13 and Feb. 2. Curbside ONLY if that’s where your recyclables are normally collected.” Also don’t wait until October. And speaking of recycling, the expanded list of what can be, and MUST now be recycled is here.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Mike Maguire
Thanks to Tanya for sending this PSA:
“Parking enforcement is in full effect on Friday, November 24th. It is not a Federal Holiday. Downtown may look like a desolate wasteland, but don’t let it fool you. Adhere to all parking signs. DC parking enforcement will be watching, and likely making their quota for the year on this easily perceived “Holiday”. She said she witnesses the ticket fest every year as they are open on Friday. Have a happy and ticket free Black Friday ya’ll. That’s what’s up.”
1800 block of Belmont Street, NW off Columbia Road
Thanks to Mary for sending:
“Got home today and lines are painted to make parking lanes on either side of the road, making the road seem even more narrow. One way signs went up today.”
K and 2nd Street, NE!
No warning, no detour signs, and no traffic control.
Neighborhood is a mess.”