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Old 08-12-2011, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
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Default Driving in DC while commuting to work

Hey,


I wanted to know just how many of you actually DRIVE into DC for work/play/activities instead of taking metro/buses/taxis? I've actually know quite a few people who drive to work everyday into DC, and some that drive everywhere they go in the city while never taking metro. This surprises me a little, but I actually drive into work on Friday's at 15th and M Street NW, so I can understand the need to drive.


My question to you for those that live/work or commute to DC is: How often do you drive into DC for activities, and do you find it more of a hassle than others?
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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I don't work in DC, but when I visit for other activities, I drive probably 75% of the time. It's usually quicker, and depending upon the weather, cooler, warmer, or drier, too.
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Old 08-12-2011, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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I don't work in DC either but I almost always drive when I come into the city. Its just more convenient than the metro. Also if I do get carried away drinking wise I can crash at my gentleman friend's house. He's been encouraging me to park my car at his place and catch a cab when I go out to party. Sometimes I follow his advice sometimes I don't.

Parking is definitely a pain in DC but I've learned tricks here and there. It's still less time consuming than the metro and cheaper than a taxi.
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Old 08-12-2011, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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When my mom lived in Bethesda we'd drive to get in to DC. It's just more convenient especially on weekends. Parking was a pain sometimes, but usually it was manageable and the time not spent waiting for buses/trains was worth any parking headaches.

Now that both my parents live in the city I don't need to borrow the car as much. Usually when I need to go downtown I just take the bus since that's the one part of DC I absolutely hate trying to find parking in. Otherwise I just take the bus to the metro or one of my friends picks me up and then he'll drive us around. My friends and I tend to hang out in Upper NW or in the suburbs so parking isn't an issue.
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:50 PM
 
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Hey,


I wanted to know just how many of you actually DRIVE into DC for work/play/activities instead of taking metro/buses/taxis? I've actually know quite a few people who drive to work everyday into DC, and some that drive everywhere they go in the city while never taking metro. This surprises me a little, but I actually drive into work on Friday's at 15th and M Street NW, so I can understand the need to drive.


My question to you for those that live/work or commute to DC is: How often do you drive into DC for activities, and do you find it more of a hassle than others?
Is there a new T.G.I. Friday's on 15th & M?

I haven't had to commute to DC lately, but it's never more of a hassle than driving to Arlington. At least that's how I see it.
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