Night meter rules lifted in some areas
[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. Drivers will still have to pay to park until 10:30 p.m. in "premium demand zones." Spokesman John Lisle said meters are being adjusted to allow people to add more time. 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:
Georgetown Historic District
U Street, NW Corridor
Downtown Central Business District
Maine and Water streets SW
Wisconsin Avenue NW (from Van Ness Street to Western Avenue)
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