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My girlfriend lives about a block from Eastern Market and has an RPP. If she runs an errand on a Saturday or Sunday, she generally can't find a place to park by her house. She doesn't then decide to double-park, or park in front of a fire hydrant, or do any of the selfish, entitled things that many churchgoers do every week. She circles to find a spot, parks a few blocks away, and walks home. It's really not hard. Why should churchgoers get to park anywhere they want without consequences?

I'm all for figuring out some way to resolve the issue, whether with visitor permits or priced parking or anything else people come up with. But we need enforcement, and to demonstrate that parking laws aren't just mild suggestions to be disregarded by people who feel godly enough. In the meantime, I suggest churchgoers (outside of walking distance from their church) try some of the following: Carpooling, taking the bus, taking the metro, riding a bike, parking further away and walking, encouraging their church to set up a shuttle from a parking lot, etc. etc. etc. But stop breaking the law, please.

by CapHill on Dec 5, 2012 3:35 pm • linkreport

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