The passes get rid of the inconvenience of having to get a new permit each time a resident receives a visitor with a car. Every Mount Pleasant home on a block zoned for residential permit parking should be receiving one of the passes, thus being relieved of one of the annoyances of out-of-towners, at least through March 2010.
Hopefully, the pilot program will be extended or maybe even made permanent. A similar program in Ward 4 got rave reviews from residents and was extended for another year.
Of course, there are conditions:
- Passes are only valid on Mount Pleasant streets with the Zone 1D or 1DD designation on parking signs.
- Passes are not to be used as substitutes for valid residential permit parking stickers on vehicles owned by a resident of the household.
- Passes are not exemptions from the ROSA requirement to register vehicles in D.C. within 30 days of residency.
Anyone who duplicates or sells a pass is subject to a $300 fine.
Questions? Call the Public Space Policy Branch at 202-671-2333.