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I keep seeing the phrase "long term vehicle storage" invoked in this argument, and others recently. If that is a problem, the solutions to that are far easier, and simplistic to enforce than rolling out a highly suspect and complicated. For 8 months of the year, cars have to move atleast once a week for street sweeping, so I can't imagine it is a serious problem. If it is, a simple rule, "No vehicle shall be permitted to park in any spot for more than 48 hours". There, done. It is easy to enforce because dc parking enforcement already have the camera tech mounted to their cars that catalog license plate and gps positions as they drive around.

I also have to roll my eyes at this whats good for the goose / gander thing that Herb is trying to play off on. I live in Cleveland Park. On street parking is never an issue except for on Connecticut Avenue, and streets within one block or less than flank it. I, along with most other CP'ers have homes with offstreet parking and garages to accomodate the contractors /help.

This isn't the case for large swaths of the city whose residents need vehicles, but don't have access to offstreet parking. Hence the perceived demand for those spaces and the increased cost as a result.

And finally, other city's have tried this, and it is a nightmare. I think someone already mentioned Chicago. There is no need to make the same mistakes and roll out the same illfated programs that have already failed elsewhere. Someone should just call up Gabe Klein and ask him how well it works.

by Parking on Dec 10, 2012 10:49 am • linkreport

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