M.V. Jantzen writes I parked my bike on Jackson Pl NW (just south of H St), in Lafayette Park. After locking it up and walking away, some guy in black yelled at me. He told me they didn't allow people to lock their bikes here, and said if someone leaves a bike here they can confiscate it, and that in fact they have indeed confiscated several bikes left here. I asked him how on Earth anyone would know that, and he said as a cyclist it's my responsibility to know I can't park here. So, I moved it down the block on H St. Washington, DC.
It's only ones responsibility to know they can't park there if that information is somehow knowable. As near as I can tell it is not. It's not in DC's municipal regulations. It's not available online anywhere. There are no signs in the area to that effect. How is one actually supposed to know that?
The Secret Service doesn't like bikes I guess.