DDOT Parking Meeting Set for Jan. 16

Make your views and ideas heard at a Jan. 16 community meeting on public parking, set up by the D.C Department of Transportation and Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E (Georgetown, Burleith and Hillandale). Businesses, residents and university representatives have been invited by DDOT as part of its on-going “think tanks” and its recent parking summit across the District which solicit community comments.

The issues surrounding parking include the needs of residents as well as those involving businesses, schools and churches. How to assess parking permits will be discussed — along with places where parking is difficult.

“The purpose of the think tanks was to gauge the state of parking and solicit input on the future of curbside parking management in the District, states DDOT on its website. “DDOT will share what it heard from the public and how this input may potentially shape the outcome and future of comprehensive curbside parking management for the District.”

“This is a meeting for DDOT to listen to the community, not a decision meeting,” according to the Citizens Association of Georgetown. “DDOT will give an overview of parking issues in the city and identify various tools and techniques that have been used, and then there will be break-out groups to focus on issues of specific interest, then a summation of the discussions.”

The Jan. 16 parking meeting is at Hardy Middle School, 6:30 p.m.; 1819 35th Street (entrances at T and 35th Streets; 34th Street near Wisconsin Avenue).


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