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Serendipitously, July’s monthly online Daily Gripe chat focuses on parking enforcement in the District, just after our post about metered parking in Brookland. Click here to participate in the noon to 1 p.m. session today, and select the “Live Chat” button. E-mail Nancee.Lyons@dc.gov to submit questions in advance.
Our solution-oriented Gripers already weighed in with suggestions for the Brookland parking quandary. The following are a few comments from you:
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darsal wrote: I don’t mind putting a tariff on this precious resource in commercial areas, but as they grow and the metered areas expand into places where people have long been living I really wish there was some accommodation made for when locals make stops around the neighborhood. Could be as simple as instructing DPW to give local zone RPP holders a grace period, or as complex as selling 15 minute timers to interested drivers.
rwp5 wrote: Can’t they increase enforcement of the zone parking outside the commercial corridor to discourage commuters from parking in the residential areas? I walk by it everyday on my way to work. I even see it in the WMATA parking lot where I’ve seen empty cars in the “15 minute, driver attended” sections.