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City to tow cars parked in popular nightlife area in Dupont Circle

“Enhanced enforcement” starts on Aug. 30, officials say

Dupont Circle at night
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Heads up, D.C. drivers: The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will have vehicles that are parked overnight along parts of Connecticut Avenue NW and 18th Street NW towed on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, starting on Aug. 30.

DDOT says this “enhanced enforcement” is intended to clear the streets for cars picking up and dropping off nightlife patrons in Dupont Circle. The no-parking rules will apply from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. and cover certain stretches between the circle and Rhode Island Avenue NW.

“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,” DDOT says in a release. The agency piloted such a zone last October along with the D.C. police department, the public works department, and a local business improvement district.

Below is a map of the pick-up/drop-off zones, per DDOT.