Sunday, July 03, 2016

Zipcar space blocked on Woodmont Avenue (Photos)

Zipcar users are being temporarily cheated out of using the service at the stop in front of Reddz Trading on Woodmont Avenue in Bethesda. The parking space designated for Zipcars only is being used as storage during a utility project, apparently.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

"temporarily cheated out of"

LOL

Anonymous said...

On Zipcar's website, the designated parking space is in front of 7805 Woodmont Avenue. Reddz is 7801 Woodmont Avenue. There is a Jeep Compass shown as being available at that location, and that very vehicle is visible on the left side of your first photo.

Once again, just a few minutes more work could have saved you from making a fool of yourself.

#TeamBirdbrain

#Ooops

Anonymous said...

Once again, leaving off the insulting line at the end could have saved you from being a nasty SOB.

#TeamCantankerous

Anonymous said...

"Don't insult Saint Dyer, you nasty SOB!"

Anonymous said...

@9:18 Maybe Zipcar moved it (and updated their website) since they were informed of the loss of that parking space temporarily?

Anonymous said...

@ 1:38 PM - Those diabolical bastards. Desperately trying to hide the moribundity of the MoCo Machine.

Rieeeeeeeeemeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrr!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

1:38 - Daytime People once again conspiring against Nighttime People. Disgusting.

Robert Dyer said...

9:18: So the ZipCar is illegally parked? I'm sure taxpayers would like a free parking space in downtown Bethesda, can you get your sugar daddy Hans Riemer to hook them up?

Anonymous said...

"So the ZipCar is illegally parked?"

Who said that?

"I'm sure taxpayers would like a free parking space in downtown Bethesda"

You don't understand how Zipcar works, do you? Was the original parking space "free"?

"can you get your sugar daddy Hans Riemer to hook them up?"

"Hook them up", or just shift their space 100 feet to the north?

Anonymous said...

Dyer, it would be awesome if you could help voice the concern of local residents who had to put up with this street utility work in the wee hours of the night. This work is about 50ft from 7770 Norfolk and about 150 ft from Fairmont Plaza. The noise is unbearable during this night time road work which the county consistently grants work permits. The mythical mid day gridlock traffic in these areas should not take priority over hundreds of full time residents and their well-being. DC does not grant after hours permits within 500ft of residential zones but Montgomery county doesn't seem to care or understand high density residential areas.

Robert Dyer said...

6:14: What hours have they been working at night? I've been by there at night, but apparently not late enough.

4:16: I said it. I believe that's a metered space, not a Zipcar space. Parking a Zipcar there should result in action by parking enforcement if there's no money in the meter. You know, like us taxpayers have to pay to park there. "Only the little people pay taxes." - Hans Riemer

Anonymous said...

"The companies are paying established parking rates for use of the County parking spaces in Bethesda, Silver Spring, North Bethesda, Wheaton and Montgomery Hills."
https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-dir/commuter/carshare/index.html

Anonymous said...

Dyer @ 4:34 AM - Sounds like you didn't bother to check that space. The existing meter has been covered with a plastic bag, and parking by other than Zipcars is prohibited.

@ 5:18 AM - Thanks! Once again, Dyer's readers have to do Dyer's homework for him.

Anonymous said...

5:52AM - They CHOOSE to. They don't HAVE to.

The goal of a good journalist is to get people interested in the topic, maybe enough to research for more info on their own.


Anonymous said...

I decided to drive thru Bethesda and Arlington road this morning for the first time in several months to see the changes taking place. What a huge mistake! The road was like a warzone in Baghdad. I turned off a couple blocks in to try and save my vehicle. Bethesda is a perpetual disaster area and the nightlife is moribund. I can't understand why anyone would desire living here?

Anonymous said...

@ 2:59 PM - Just take Woodmont or Glenbrook for the next few weeks, and chill. Arlington Road is finally being resurfaced - that's great news.

Robert Dyer said...

5:52: So why isn't the Zipcar being booted or towed away? Parking enforcement knows it's a Zipcar using heightened powers of ESP?

Robert Dyer said...

5:52: And that the junk is in the Zipcar space, and therefore they are using another space? Never recall a ticket writer giving that much analysis to the average taxpayer 5 seconds late to a meter.

Anonymous said...

Dyer, the roadwork started jack hammering sometime around 10-11pm. I have a picture of the crew working at 11:08 pm. My favorite part of night work is knowing the county is paying premiums for crews and lighting.

Anonymous said...

What would be the alternative costs associated with paving during the day? Traffic, frustrated drivers and pedestrians, lost productivity, opportunity cost, etc.

Anonymous said...

Have you been to Baltimore lately? Those roads horrid.

Anonymous said...

The traffic control plan would be the same in the day as it would at night. Wages would be a premium at night. Lighting would be a premium at night. A couple hundred midly frustrated drivers (sorry to those who may have to lightly push a pedal and lightly turn a wheel) during the day who could go around the work in a slightly less convenient manner vs a couple hundred restless residents who could cant reasonably avoid the noise. I don't know why traffic is treated like some kind of life threatening disease that must be avoided at all costs. And to be clear were not talking about a major road during rush hour. I'm sure in a single family home neighborhood this kind of work would not be permitted at night time without pitchforks raised. I don't know why the county cant catch up with DC on this matter.

Anonymous said...

7:48 I think you're right. In my neighborhood of houses, when Washington Gas came out at 2:30AM with the jackhammer and earth mover to fix a gas leak, the guy in charge said if it wasn't a gas leak, they would have had to wait until daylight because of the noise.