Monday, April 12, 2010

Idea for DCUSA parking garage: Mt. Pleasant shuttle

Here's an interesting idea: some Mt. Pleasant ANC commissioners have suggested using DCUSA's large and almost empty parking garage as a base for a "jitney" service to Mount Pleasant, i.e. a shuttle of some sort.

Mt. Pleasant Street and the surrounding streets don't have too much street parking, so the commissioners thought this might be a good idea to address that problem. They're working on it with Jim Graham. Sounds good to me, and it will be nice to use that parking for something.

Pictured: a Filipino jitney. Probably not for use in Mt. Pleasant.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Isn't Mt P like two, three blocks from DCUSA? Seems pretty lazy, silly, waste of resources, polluting to have a shuttle bus go a couple of blocks.

Anonymous said...

So you'd go to the DCUSA basement garage to catch a bus to go 3 blocks?

Andrew said...

I think the idea is that people going to Mt. Pleasant from out of the area park at DCUSA, rather than drive around the neighborhood looking for parking.

Anonymous said...

I think a shuttle running from DCUSA all the way to Cleveland Park and back would be a more productive venture for Mount P.

Anonymous said...

So let 'em park at DCUSA and walk to Mt P.

Anonymous said...

i live in mtp, i'm aga'n it . total waste . Traffic from DC USA to MTP in both directions is crazy bad, I walk and I always beat the folks in cars. Park is like gridlock most of the time .

Mr T in DC said...

Yeah, that's completely useless. You can definitely walk the couple of blocks in the time it would take you to wait for the shuttle bus, board the shuttle bus, and ride in the shuttle bus.

rdubble said...

15 minutes spent waiting in traffic on a bus to save a 7 minute walk sounds like a good use of resources IMO!

Andrew said...

I would assume this is a private venture, not the city.