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D.C. lifts some parking meter rules

[This post has been updated]

Just in time for the summer campaign season, the District has lifted new parking meter rules that put time restrictions on people who parked on city streets while trying to enjoying a night out on the town.

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D), who proposed requiring the fees to generate revenue, has heard complaints on the campaign trail. He said in an earlier interview that he would revisit the issue. On Friday, the District Department of Transportation announced that many commercial areas would no longer place time restrictions on parking until 10:30 p.m. Instead, that will only be in effect until 6:30 p.m. Spokesman John Lisle said meters are being adjusted to allow people to add more time. Drivers will still have to pay to park until 10:30 p.m. in "premium demand zones." Watch out for tickets!

Here are the areas where you will have to pay to park after 6:30 p.m. -- but there will be no time restrictions in the evening anywhere in the city:

Adams Morgan
Georgetown Historic District
Penn Quarter/Chinatown
U Street, NW Corridor
Downtown Central Business District
Maine and Water Streets, SW
The National Mall
Wisconsin Avenue, NW (from Van Ness Street to Western Avenue)


-- Nikita Stewart

By Michael Bolden  | June 25, 2010; 6:08 PM ET
Categories:  District, Transportation Politics  
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Having to PAY to park to 10:30 wot't get us to visit these areas. Let's see, three hours -- 6 bucks -- 24 quarters. I'll go where I can park for free.

Posted by: johninBethesda1 | June 25, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

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