Parking changes will mean thousands of spaces disappear

Not everyone is happy with the change

wtopstaff | November 14, 2014 4:57 pm

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WASHINGTON – Residents and visitors will notice changes — lots of them — related to parking.

As the city grows, thousands of on-street parking spaces are being reserved for District residents, not visitors.

At the same time, on-street parking at parking meters is disappearing as more bicycle lanes are added.

The changes, which could affect as many as 10,000 spaces, are part of the city’s strategy to move toward a more bicycle- and mass transit-friendly environment.

Angelo Rao, manager of the District’s parking and streetlight program, tells The Washington Post the changes will affect as many as 20 parking spots per block.

The city will hold a parking summit from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Judiciary Square to get input from residents.

WTOP’s Kristi King contributed to this story. Follow @kingWTOP and @WTOP on Twitter.

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