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New Signs for More Restrictive Visitor Parking Going Up

by Borderstan.com — August 22, 2012 at 5:00 pm 2 Comments

From Tom Hay. Follow him on Twitter @Tomonswann or email him at Tom[AT]borderstan.com.

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Tougher parking restrictions for visitors have already gone into effect on the 1400 block of Swann Street NW. (Tom Hay)

The enhanced Residential Parking Program (RPP) pilot program is starting to be implemented. Under this program, one side of a residential block is reserved for certain hours for local residents only (by DC Ward parking permits). (See ANC 2F Votes to Support New Parking Regs Benefiting Residents.)

Last week D.C. Department of Transportation (DDOT) employees were seen installing new signage on the 1400 block of Swann Street NW. Now, parking on the northern side of the block is reserved for residents with either Ward 1 or Ward 2 parking stickers from 7 am to midnight, seven days a week. The other side of the block is still available for parking to both residents and visitors under the current posted rules.

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Comments (2)

  1. Parking enforcement was out tonight ticketing every non-resident car parked on the north side of the 1400 block of Swann NW

  2. I drove down the 1400 block of Swann yesterday and thought I was in the twilight zone. There is NEVER more than a few spots available, and usually zero spots after 7:00PM. It was spooky to see so many open spots. Now I know why. Kudos to the city for finally throwing residents a bone. I have nothing against the businesses on 14th or their patrons (at least the better behaved ones) and I love the transformation of 14th (I was here before it was nice), but it’s really annoying to live and pay A LOT of taxes somewhere and come home from a long day only to have to drive around for half an hour looking for a spot and end up parking deep into Shaw. Fortunately, I have an off-street spot now so I no longer have to deal with this but I did it for years. I cannot get to work via public transportation and I get home late, so this was a daily nightmare. I feel sorry for those who are not so fortunate and it’s only going to get worse when all those properties being developed on 14th open.

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