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Pepco Working on Northern Park Place

Posted in City Services, Park View with tags , , , on July 28, 2009 by Kent

Pepco parking restriction signPepco started work on Park Place yesterday between Quebec Place and Rock Creek Church Road. Based on the signs, they estimate the work to require about a month.

The work they are preforming is to supply a heavy up to the property on the southwest corner of Park Place and Rock Creek Church Road. The work will not impact Rock Creek Church Road.

The work will impact parking during the day, especially during alternate side enforcement on Thursdays and Fridays. Let’s hope work progresses smoothly.Pepco equipementPepco team cutting concrete


It Doesn’t Pay to Fight the City

Posted in City Services, Park View with tags , , , , on July 2, 2009 by Kent

New no parking on Thursday signBack on May 18th I posted my frustration that the street sweeper had come along and due to operator error, issued me a ticket. Well, as is typical me, I pointed the error out to the Director of DPW, William Howland. He assured me that I was correct and that I should just be patient because an administrative void had been entered into the system.

Well, after being patient and waiting over 4 weeks, not to mention getting a notice in the mail letting me know that my ticket was now $60 rather than the initial $30 because it was over 30 days, I threw my hands in the air and wrote a formal letter denying the ticket. Exactly what I didn’t want to do on a regular basis.

Well, I guess DPW showed me. Tuesday they came out and posted no parking signs for Thursday street cleaning days. There was never a need or problem prior to the new street sweeper cameras. Apparently, its just easier to install signs rather than train sweeper operators.

Well, on the bright side, the situation couldn’t be clearer now, and I know where I can and can’t park on Thursday mornings.

As a side note, I wonder just how official the work order for this stretch of road was, considering that it wasn’t on any of the printed sheets, but rather hand written on the back of one of them (Gents, you might not want to leave the paperwork behind next time).
DPW Work order
DPW work order?

No Parking Meters: 1900 block M Street, NW

Posted in City Services with tags , , on June 10, 2009 by Kent

Wayan Vota sends along this helpful parking tip:

Looking for street parking in downtown DC and do not want to pay the new, higher parking meter rates? Then check out the north side of 1900 block of M Street NW. There you will find a block of street parking free of parking meters, parking signs, or any parking regulations at all. Park all day. Park at rush hour. But park now as this free parking in Washington will not last long.
No Parking Meter: 1900 block M Street NW

Great Neon Parking Sign

Posted in Downtown, Neon with tags , on May 19, 2009 by Kent

This great sign is locatd on 19th Street, just north of K Street on the west side. Neon Parking sign