Compromise Urged on Parking Proposal
By December 7, 2017 0 236•
Though it started off on an ominous note, the much-touted community discussion of a proposal to reserve one side of every street in Georgetown for resident parking was lively and civil at the Dec. 4 meeting of the Georgetown-Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission.
But attention quickly turned to Georgetown’s m ost s tubborn and perennial problem: what to do about parking as residents with children and SUVs increase in number, along with workers, shoppers and other visitors.
They talked about the need for everyone to understand all sides. Small business owners expressed concern that w ith the loss of one side of the street to resident parking — plus subtractions of metered street parking due to bike lanes, expanded sidewalks, construction sites a nd months’-long dumpster filling — would make some customers already teetering about the parking situation to give up on the destination altogether.