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DDOT Takes Steps to Build on Success of Dupont Circle Nightlife Pick-Up Drop-Off Zone

Thursday, August 23, 2018

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DDOT Takes Steps to Build on Success of Dupont Circle Nightlife Pick-Up Drop-Off Zone 
Illegally Parked Cars Will be Towed Starting August 30

(Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced enhanced enforcement is set to begin in the Dupont Circle Nightlife no parking pick-up drop off zones on and around Connecticut Avenue NW.

Starting Thursday, August 30, 2018 vehicles parked in the zones and not picking up or dropping off people will be towed.

DDOT launched the nightlife pick up drop off zone October 2017 in concert with the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District, the Metropolitan Police Department, and the Department of Public Works. 

The pilot program has been well received and with the support of additional enforcement in the area operations are expected to continue to improve. 

The pick-up drop-off zones are designed to address traffic and pedestrian safety concerns generated by the growing late-night activity at Dupont area restaurants and bars. The pick-up and drop-off zones are available during evening hours from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights along Connecticut Avenue NW from Rhode Island Avenue NW to Dupont Circle (see map).