Posts Tagged ‘parking meters’

D.C.’s Performance Parking Pricing Initiative Missing One Piece

A D.C. Council committee has approved "performance-pricing" for parking meters—basically it means you pay more to park at certain meters during peak hours. Mayor Vince Gray hopes it will raise an extra $3 million in revenue, and Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh thinks it will help with traffic congestion, WAMU reports.
On the congestion front, San Francisco [...]

Less Free Parking for Disabled Drivers

400 metered spaces—where handicapped people can currently park for free—are expected to be converted to pay parking, to be used only by people with handicapped placards, by the end of the month. From the Examiner:
The District Department of Transportation said the "all must pay" policy will begin later this month after it installs handicapped parking meters [...]

Backlash Over Parking Meters In Petworth

Petworthies takes note of new parking meters outside of the Yes! Organic Market at Georgia Avenue and Taylor Street NW.
It’s apparently part of a citywide move to install 1,150 solar-powered single-space meters in areas that are picked for their high-turnover (read: revenue generating) potential — although the Taylor Street spots are not highlighted on the PDF [...]

About Those Anacostia Parking Meters

Yesterday blogger Nikki Peele wrote a long post on her blog, Congress Heights on the Rise, noting several problems with the installation of "new" parking meters in Anacostia.
Today, Peele noted, "It took less than 24 hours" for the District Department of Transportation to move on the meters.
In addition to rates being wrong—the meters charged the [...]

The Needle: Fish Invasion Edition

The Snakeheads Are Coming: When snakehead fish first appeared in Maryland a few years back, it was easy enough to be amused at the prospect of land-borne invasive fish, at least if you didn't live near Crofton, where they were first spotted; the whole thing sounded like a horror movie concept that didn't quite make [...]

Phil Mendelson Moves To Reform DYRS: Loose Lips Daily

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Confessions of a Wi-Fi Loafer – DC’s New Parking Rules “Completely Suck”

I was just loafing when this popped into my inbox: The District Department of Transportation is doing away with one of the city's sweetest freebies: Saturday parking. Starting soon, drivers will have to feed the meters on Saturdays, just like they do Monday through Friday. The rate for primo spots in parking-challenged neighborhoods is also [...]

Neighborhood Watch: Hungry Parking Meters May Invade H Street NE

The Issue: The District’s "performance parking" pilot program, which has raked in $1.4 million in revenue in Ward 6, may be arriving in the H Street entertainment and arts district. During the past few years, the redevelopment of that district has brought a flurry of new businesses and patrons. Who can resist the balls [...]

Petty Criminal Of The Year

The Washington Post published today a great little story about a parking meter repairman who may be the petty criminal of the year. William J. Fell, 61, a Stafford County resident, is accused of stealing $170,000 in coins from busted Alexandria meters.
"He'd take a little bit each time," Alexandria police spokesman Jody Donaldson told the [...]