The Washington, DC region is great >> and it can be greater.

Report a Comment

The problem is that there is no way to "address" the parking issue that satisfies the people who complain about how hard parking is and doesn't go against the district's transportation goals

- You could keep the status quo; parking is low-cost but in some places you will pay with your time b/c there won't be spaces

- You could make RPP cost more, but then those same people will complain that you are charging too much for a resource that already exists/costs little to provide in its current state

- You could mandate that buildings build lots of parking, but that is contrary to the District's goal of less driving (since it encourages people to own cars) and won't solve the problem with respect to renters since those spaces will likely cost extra to rent (more than RPP)

- You can mandate that new buildings w/o parking be ineligible for RPP, I think this is fine but you have to also then mandate that this is made clear in rental/ownership talks, otherwise you end up with another class of people who will be pissed about parking. Also this is under OP's purview, not DDOT.

by MLD on Dec 11, 2012 3:29 pm • linkreport

Does this comment violate Greater Greater Washington's comment policy? If so, you can report it using this form and an editor will take a look.

Which rules in the comment policy do you believe the comment violates?
Comment is spam.
Comment attacks other individuals personally.
Comment is name-calling or berates, belittles, or interrogates others.
Comment discourages others from posting their ideas.
Comment is getting into an aggressive argument with another.
Comment is trolling.
Comment is off topic.
Commenter is impersonating someone else or switching handles.
Comment uses profanity or abusive language.
Comment advocates violent acts or harm to another.
Comment was posted in multiple areas of the site.
Comment is arguing about the comment policy.

Enter any other information you think would be helpful to us:

Your name:
Your email:

To be sure you're not a spammer, please use the map below to answer this question:
If you are at the Archives Metrorail station and head north on the Yellow or Green Line, what is the next station you will reach?   

This map contains the answer to the challenge question.
Click to see the larger map. Feel free to ignore station subtitles.
Administrator pagespam
Support Us