More parking near the Mall
By Don Dilworth,
With all due respect for the luminaries who shared their ideas about an expanded and improved Mall [Sunday Opinion, Topic A, July 4], none of these dreams will improve a visitor’s experience until we solve the area’s parking problem, and the answer is right under our feet.
Some years ago, I was driving a rental car up and down a broad avenue in Barcelona, fruitlessly searching for a parking space, until I realized that every two or three blocks I’d been passing entrances to underground parking. In fact, the entire avenue was the roof of one huge parking garage.
Since we now have similar parking technology at countless shopping malls and hotels, why not put a parking garage under the entire central portion of the Mall between, say, Third and 14th streets? No improvement to the Mall would be more appreciated by visitors than access to secure, nearby, out-of-sight parking.
| July 7, 2010; 7:22 PM ET
Categories: D.C., HotTopic, National Mall, parks, real estate, traffic, transportation
Save & Share: Previous: Oil spill has already reached Virginia
Next: When nickel-and-diming isn't enough
Posted by: NikolasM | July 8, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: ibc0 | July 8, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: WashingtonDame | July 8, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: WashingtonDame | July 8, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: cjmark | July 8, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: gotpaint32 | July 8, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: WashingtonDame | July 8, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Wallenstein | July 8, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: anarcho-liberal-tarian | July 9, 2010 9:03 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: jamietre | July 14, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.