Yearly Visitor Parking Passes Paused by Council
The District Council stopped the D.C. Department of Transportation plan that would give an annual visitor parking card to each household within residential permit parking zones. On Sept. 10, the Council voted against the DDOT plan, described as sudden by local politicians who were involved in previous community discussions about parking, was unanimous. Ward 4 councilmember Muriel Bowser’s bill called for a return to “the status quo.” The DDOT new plan called for residents simply getting a parking card to hand to their visitors. Some saw this arrangement as leading to a few selling the free pass and thus outsiders parking all day and protested. Neighbors may continue to visit the Second District police station on Idaho Avenue to get temporary passes for visitors.