D.C. seeks solution to Sunday parking problems near churches

WASHINGTON (AP) - As parishioners pack Washington D.C. churches
every Sunday, neighbors complain that worshippers are clogging city
streets with their parked cars.

That's because many old inner city churches were built with little or no parking space.

Area residents say many of those churches have suburban congregants who double-park on neighborhood streets. They say that
prevents residents from moving, and swallows up the few available
parking spaces.

Some are hopeful that a measure before the D.C. Council could help ease that weekly friction. It would allocate diagonal residential spaces to churchgoers.

City officials previously recommended the use of private garages, shuttle and valet services, carpooling and staggered worship hours, but problems have continued.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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