If making a case to local legislators won't change weekend parking rules in Adams Morgan, maybe a YouTube video with circa-1998 techno-rock will:
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I know, what the hell? When you move to a dense, mixed-residential/commercial neighborhood, you should have the RIGHT to drive to another mixed-residential/commercial neighborhood, park, buy a bunch of crap, and come back, TO THE EXACT SAME SPOT! How dare these people come and do the exact thing you are complaining about wanting to do more of!
But seriously, this is like moving next to a garbage dump and then complaining about the smell. If you want to live a suburban lifestyle of driving to places and then being able to park at will, then live in the suburbs.