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D.C. Gives Uber and Lyft a Better Spot in Nightlife

In a popular bar area, the District wants to see what happens when it removes parking spaces to make room for ride-hailing services.
Bar patrons crowd the sidewalk on Connecticut Avenue in Washington, D.C.
Bar patrons crowd the sidewalk on Connecticut Avenue in Washington, D.C.Courtesy of Golden Triangle BID

If you’re looking to experience some of the worst of Washington, D.C.’s notorious traffic, stumble over to Connecticut Avenue, just south of Dupont Circle, at around 2 a.m. on a weekend.

As the clubs let out, Ubers, Lyfts, and taxis double and triple park along both sides of the thoroughfare, gridlocking traffic and causing disoriented patrons to wander into the middle of the street to meet their ride.