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tsk tsk, did you send the photo on over to DDOT so they could put the smack down?

Took a shot of that same car (albeit with a crappy phonecam). Had VA plates. It's possible that they just pulled over where they saw parking meters and parked...some people really can be that clueless.

Then again, maybe the city should consider moving the meters out onto the cross-hatch area to avoid confusion for the mentally-challenged...this would also prevent bike-on-motorist accidents as motorists wouldn't have to cross the bike lanes to feed the meter.

I'm not sure if the cycletrack and new parking areas are open yet. Yesterday, and again this morning, there were 20 cars parked in the cycletrack. That section doesn't have the marked off parking areas with pylons that we have further north.

The lower section of the 15th St cycletrack (~L St to Vermont Ave) was under construction this weekend and there were still signs and meters allowing vehicles to park there. DDOT's mistake for not pulling the parking before the lane went in...

"The lower section of the 15th St cycletrack (~L St to Vermont Ave) was under construction this weekend and there were still signs and meters allowing vehicles to park there. DDOT's mistake for not pulling the parking before the lane went in..."

I took my pic of this car on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, the 24th, so I don't think the owner has recourse to that excuse.

Looks like there are still meters there without signs or anything indicating parking isn't allowed. The meters should have been covered with bags and signs should have been posted indicating parking was not allowed.

When I rode through there on Sunday I saw plastic bollards and cones sitting on people's cars (!). I don't know who put them there was there was a pavement marking crew working on the lane a block away.

the best urban cycle tracks would be to put the bikeway between the parked cars and the sidewalk- or on a bumped out sidewalk- or on the sidewalk- since our DC sidewalks are so friggin wide in most areas. there is no reason at all that cyclists should have to deal with cars taking up cycling space- this is just car-centric wimpish Va. Rep. Moran-fearing planning.

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