In this week’s issue, Washington City Paper asked a handful of politicians, journalists and “thinkers” to come up with a way to “fix a single, nagging problem in the District.” Some of the suggestions are quite good, some are overtly outlandish and others are probably just blatantly unconstitutional—but still, points for trying.
Here’s a few of the problems your fellow D.C. journalists tackled, and their solutions…
Elahe Izadi, reporter at National Journal
The Problem: Md. and Va. drivers can’t drive in D.C.
The Fix: “Lanes on select streets just for D.C. drivers. Lanes paid for by District taxes and upon which drive those who know where they’re going and see no need to slow down to catch glances of monuments they pass.”
The problem here might actually be that most drivers in and around D.C. just can’t drive period—regardless of what state (or non-state) their license plate is from. Better suggestion? Make driving even more unpalatable and other modes of transportation more desirable so less cars off the roads altogether.
D.C.’s historic skyline? Screw it…