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Less Parking Available For Cars, More For Motorcycles In Downtown D.C.?

Less Parking Available For Cars, More For Motorcycles In Downtown D.C.?

I might be late to the party with this topic...if I am forgive me.  I decided to post this anyway because this issue is really starting to irk me.

Recently, I've been seeing more and more parking spaces in Downtown D.C. reserved only for motorcycles.

The notion seems pretty absurd, to me at least, for several reasons:

1. It doesn't seem as though there are that many motorcycles in D.C..

2. There are no parking spaces "reserved" for cars.

3. Parking in the city is already slim pickings as is .

Check out the photo below, which was taken at mid-day on K Street right in front of Franklin Park.  There were no parking spaces available for cars on the block, but plenty available for motorcycles...only motorcycles.  

I think it's pretty ridiculous to see cars driving in circles in Downtown looking for a place to park when there a spaces that are going unused.  Or should say, spaces that are "reserved".

Traffic Advisory For This Weekend's Washington Post Hunt

 

This traffic advisory comes to us from Paul Metcalf:

The Metropolitan Police Department would like to inform the public that the 2011 Washington Post Hunt is scheduled to be held on Sunday, June 5th, 2011.  This event will take place at Freedom Plaza.

 

Capital Bikeshare Launches Summertime Competition to Reward “Reverse Riders”

Capital Bikeshare Launches Summertime Competition to Reward “Reverse Riders”

 

(Washington, D.C.) Don’t go with the flow this summer—do the opposite and it could pay off. That’s what Capital Bikeshare will be telling its members soon. The regional bikesharing network is launching a Reverse Rider Rewards competition on June 1 to support the system’s rebalancing and redistribution efforts.

 

Memorial Day Parade Street Closures

 

This traffic notice comes to us from David Schlosser:

“Click It or Ticket” Street Teamers Reminding DC-Area Residents to Always Buckle Up or Run the Risk

“Click It or Ticket” Street Teamers Reminding DC-Area Residents to Always Buckle Up or Run the Risk

 

This story comes to us from Karen Aldana: 

Bike Ride DC Advisory

Bike Ride DC Advisory

This advisory comes to us from Cathy L. Lanier:

(Washington, DC)-The Metropolitan Police Department would like to inform the public that the Bike Ride DC is scheduled to be held on Sunday, May 22, 2011. In order to facilitate this event there will be no vehicular traffic allowed along the routes of the ride. The ride will begin at 7:30 am and end approximately at 12:00 pm. Street closings will begin at 6:00 am. All streets affected by this event are expected to be reopened at approximately 12:00 pm, depending on prevailing conditions. Motorists should expect delays during the event. Bike DC is a celebration of bicycling or community and the Nation's Capital.

 

Street Closings

Loudoun Continues Opposition to MWAA Dulles Rail Station Decision

Loudoun Continues Opposition to MWAA Dulles Rail Station Decision

From Loudoun County -- The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has taken action on several fronts in its continued opposition to the decision of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) Board of Directors in favor of an underground alignment for the proposed Metrorail station at Dulles International Airport.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Board of Supervisors directed the County Administrator to seek additional information from MWAA and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority regarding the potential impacts on Dulles Metrorail, the operations at Dulles Airport, and any possible extension further into Loudoun County should the Board vote to opt out of the funding agreement for Phase 2 of the project.