Monday, November 19, 2012

New parking rules in Ward One: more parking for residents only

Just saw this posted to some Yahoo groups, some changes to the parking rules. Take a look! 

I don't have a car, but let us know in the comments what you think.
DDOT to Complete Implementation of Enhanced Residential Permit Parking Program in Ward One

(Washington, D.C.) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is scheduled to complete the implementation of the Enhanced Residential Permit Parking (ERPP) program in Ward 1 over the next few weeks. The ERPP program protects parking for neighborhood residents by designating one side of the street resident only parking from 7 am to 8:30 pm, Monday to Friday.

New signage for the ERPP program will be posted on blocks with traditional Residential Permit Parking (RPP) restrictions in ANCs 1A, 1B and 1C (ANC 1D opted out of the ERPP program). One side of the street will have RPP restrictions, and the other side will have enhanced restrictions.

RPP provides residents, with a residential parking permit, the ability to park on streets in their permitted area. Non permit holders may park in these areas for a maximum of two hours. By contrast, only residents may park on a curb with ERPP restrictions during the posted hours of enforcement, and an ERPP violation is a towable offence.

DDOT is implementing legislation sponsored by Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham and passed by the DC Council earlier this year. Crews will be working on an accelerated schedule to install about 2,500 new signs on approximately 550 neighborhood blocks included in the program. The installation will begin on or about November 17.

Please visit our website for more information about DDOT's Parking Services 

http://ddot.dc.gov/DC/DDOT/Services/Parking+Services
Graham added these notes too:
On the notice I issued earlier today, I have received a small but important clarification from the Department of Transportation. Days and hours of RPP enforcement WILL NOT CHANGE from what currently exists on a block with established Zone One parking. The DEFAULT days and hours for residential blocks not otherwise designated (such as recently added residential streets) will be, as stated by DDOT, 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM, Monday through Friday. 

The Enhanced Visitor Parking Pass being mailed to residents will allow your guest to park on both sides of the ERPP street. The Zone One restricted side as well as the opposite side of the residential street.

3 comments:

Jon said...

You know who to complain to if, contrary to Graham's update, they DID change the days for our established Zone One parking? We were Mon-Sat because we're so close to DCUSA (1400 block of Harvard NW), and it's now Mon-Fri. I can email Jim Graham, but that has normally proved pretty useless.

u streeter said...

In u st. Area we need erpp til midnight on weekends. Thats when the 703 crowd rolls in and takes up all the parking.

Amenda said...

This is very good that RPP provides residential parking permit but this is totally unethical to allow people to park their vehicles in streets it can be a cause of major accidents and it will occur too much space and which can be a cause of traffic jam.