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Old 07-08-2010, 02:13 PM
 
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I know this has been asked already, but I do need some help. Because of a schedule change in classes, I need to park at the Vienna Metro and be at the Ballston station by 10 am. The problem is around the time between 8:30 - 10 am, there is no available parking in this metro station.

I also looked at the metro bus routes. I live in Gainesville VA and according to the map no metro bus comes anywhere near there. So my question becomes...where do I park?

I've tried parking at a nearby shopping center once only to get my car towed. Any advice would be helpful. Thank you.
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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I know this has been asked already, but I do need some help. Because of a schedule change in classes, I need to park at the Vienna Metro and be at the Ballston station by 10 am. The problem is around the time between 8:30 - 10 am, there is no available parking in this metro station.

I also looked at the metro bus routes. I live in Gainesville VA and according to the map no metro bus comes anywhere near there. So my question becomes...where do I park?

I've tried parking at a nearby shopping center once only to get my car towed. Any advice would be helpful. Thank you.
Try the next metro stop? Terminal train stations have more people using them than other stations on the line.
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:53 PM
 
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You can park for free on streets such as Kingsley Rd or Marshall Rd (both intersect Nutley) which are to the East of Nutley street. The Vienna metro is a mere 10 minutes walk from these roads.
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:47 PM
 
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Have you thought about parking at Ballston Mall? If you are going to pay for parking anyway...
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:57 PM
 
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Why not just drive all the way to your destination?
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:07 AM
 
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I figured that there would be no parking available around 9:30-10 am at the Ballston Mall, just like everywhere else.
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:23 AM
 
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There seems to always be parking available at Ballston Mall. The lot is huge.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:10 PM
 
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Yeah I think you'd have no problem parking at Ballston Mall.
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:00 PM
 
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How about a park-and-ride express bus to the Metro? I think there's a lot in Centreville on 28 near the New Braddock Road intersection.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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If, and it's a very remote chance, the Ballston garage is full, you can always park at a 12-hour meter on N Quincy behind the Mercedes dealership. There are almost always spaces available, though be sure to have some change for the meter.
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