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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Performance Parking on H Street Mtg 2/16

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Cars parked on the residential I Street

DDOT's looking at the parking situation along the H Street Corridor and how performance based parking (adjusting rates and/or time restrictions on metered blocks) could work in combination with increased residential parking protections and enforcement on surrounding residential and mixed use streets.

Thursday 6:30-8pm
Sherwood Rec
640 10th Street

Read the press release after the jump:

Councilmember Tommy Wells and DDOT Will Co-Host a Public Meeting About Performance Based Parking on H Street (Washington, D.C.)

Councilmember Tommy Wells and representatives from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) are co-hosting a public meeting on February 16 to discuss the Performance Based Parking program that is planned for the H Street corridor in northeast Washington. The program has two main goals: 1) improve the availability of customer parking on H Street, and 2) reduce parking spillover into adjacent residential streets. The program is scheduled to start in March 2012 and will apply to H Street, NE from 3rd to 15th Streets. At the meeting, DDOT will present a proposal for implementing performance based parking on the H Street, NE for public review and comment. Community members are encouraged to participate in this meeting to help shape the implementation plan for this program. The information materials that will be presented at this meeting will also be made available online at http://1.usa.gov/AEw0fv under Related Documents following the February 16 meeting. Following this meeting, a 30-day review and comment period will be made available to community stakeholders before DDOT implements the program. To review the implementation plan and submit comments please visit http://1.usa.gov/AEw0fv after February 16.

 About Performance Based Parking Performance based parking is a curbside management strategy that DDOT first introduced as a pilot in the Ballpark District of Ward 6 in March 2008. Performance based parking works by adjusting the rates and/or the time restrictions on metered blocks while protecting the parking supply on surrounding residential and mixed used corridors through increased residential parking protections and enforcement. For additional details please visit: http://1.usa.gov/AEw0fv.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Horace and Dickies desperately needs a strip of no parking spaces out front. Knowing full well that people will park there to run in and out is fine as long as no one is parking there for an extended period.

Trying to get by them with everyone double parked (on opposite sides of the street at the same time) is making that block a disaster.

Anonymous said...

The double parking on H Street, which went away during the construction, is getting bad again too. I know the cops have bigger things to worry about but would be nice to get the parking enforcement people on it.

Anonymous said...

Can the parking enforcement people enforce double parking? I don't think that they can. I wish that they could/would. It is a serious problem through out this city.

Anonymous said...

I am concerned about people double parking on H Street once the streetcars are installed. Can they just block the rail?? Seems like they should get double fines for wasting everyone's time. Or at least have instant towing.

poo poo parker said...

I have never seen double parking in Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Cleveland park, or Tenleytown areas (except by the cabbies). It's a special H-street feature and also to some extent on Pennsylvania Ave SE .

Tra[magn]ifique said...

Speaking of blocking streetcars (if we ever get them, that is...) is there any discussion about redirecting or ending bus service along H Street NE after they start running? One of the biggest traffic problems besides the 'burbers and double parked cars is the myriad of Metro Buses that take up two lanes at a time and pull into their stops diagonally. It wouldn't make much sense to have street cars backed up because of a line of buses...

Anonymous said...

Its not just double parking by Horace and Dickies. People do it on other streets off of H. Its something that happens and we all have to deal with it. I don't see how double parking can be enforced unless you keep parking enforcement stationed by areas where this happens a lot

Sarah said...

On Barracks Row (not that long ago) in the evenings you would see a cop or two on bicycle ... as soon as a car would stop to idle/double park the cop would ride over and issue an immediate ticket -- no excuses accepted(I know, I tried to give such an excuse).

Anonymous said...

Parking is #1, but #2 has to be speeding on the residential streets. We need many more speed bumps.

Anonymous said...

I and all of my neighbors have been requesting RPP signs at 300 L Street NE for over 2 years.

Does anyone know someone at DDOT that knows how to do their job?

Anonymous said...

14th St between H and MD is out of control in the mornings with folks parking illegally. Parking enforcement here would be greatly appreciated.

curmudgeon said...

Anon 12:43pm -- in response to speeding commuters from MD, we put speed bumps in. It's helped, but only a very little.

I'm not trying to dissuade you at all. I'm just saying that it's important to remember that speed bumps won't solve your problem.

Anonymous said...

Only solution to deter MD speeders is using spike strips.

Anonymous said...

H street NE is a raceway. Cops don't care. I asked for a speed cam they said "after the construction on HstNE is done we will do a study to see if we need a speed cam". When will the construction on HstNE be completed? 2014? How many speed related accidents have to occur between now and then? How many people have to get hit by speeding cars?

Anonymous said...

42

Rayful Edmond said...

I'll take the over on 42.

dt said...

Out of curiousity, where do the valets (such as outside R&R Hotel) park the cars in their care?

George said...

I think they park them in front of Horace & Dickie's

ro said...

they park them in front of my house

inked said...

dt,
I believe that the valet who is sometimes in front of Biergarten Haus parks in his lot on the north side of the 1400 block of H Street. I know that was the case for a while.

Robby said...

Why not remove all parking on H Street NE, and fill the space in with side walk. All the residential streets should have 1 hour non-residential parking until 12 AM. We should redirect the X2 to MD Avenue. When the Trolley opens H could be a narrower street and more pedestrian friendly.

While, I'm normal an advocate of drivers and I believe role of the city is not to build bike lanes or pedestrian plaza, but devices like meters to make money from users, and lower the over all corporate and income taxes. Yes, I would support a DC sales tax vice a income tax. Here, It may make sense to completely remove the revenue source, In stead parking sites could be built (H street Storage, and under the star burst, or a parking tower where CVS is. Yes the parking should cost during the week and be free sundays, like in Bethesda.


I would also suggest we frankly also implement a car tax, a higher fuel tax, a higher liquor and tabacco product tax, while we lower or erase the corporate and income tax.

But this will be panned but hey I engaged.

Anonymous said...

@Robby, Huh?

Anonymous said...

I like your ideas Robby. A tower like in Bethesda at the Storage place would be amazing.

heyktb said...

i agree with robby. can YOU run for city council?

OhSnap said...

lol wut?

Robby said...

They are simply ideas of how to ease the stress of business, prevent local residents from needing to part three blocks away, to encourage visitation, and incentives for growth (lower cororate tax, and no income taxes).

Increasing sin taxes are dicy their application should be studied. I don't believe they deter drunks for example, but we would be able to make more money from their idulgences.

Parking is a problem because we've not thought the parking situation through, as more things open off street parking becomes more of a problem. We will need to solve that by adding more parkig and making mass transit such that the alternatives to driving are safe, clean, and inviting.

Anonymous said...

Robby for city council

Anonymous said...

robby, you only need a few signatures.....

Anonymous said...

I've been a commercial real estate lawyer in DC for 25+ years. Back in the 1980's, I heard that DC had no municipal parking garages, and would not be getting any in the future, because the private garage owners are heavy campaign contributors and they don't want competition from the city. I'm not a big conspiracy theorist but I tend to believe this one.