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King Street Metro Station Redesign [Open Thread] – [REPOST]

NOTE: This is a repost of a popular post that was lost in the recent domain outage.

The City of Alexandria says one of the reasons they want to redesign the King Street Metro Station is because no one is using the parking lot and the metered spaces. Here are two photos – one from the morning and one from the evening. The thought is to move the taxi cabs further away and make a small kiss and ride lot which will cause drivers to circle the smaller lot.

Does it look like no one uses the parking lot? Granted, the lot needs to be redesigned but, it should be noted that a lot of folks use the lot to wait for people which makes the idea of a small lot seem a bit screwy.

What do you think?

King Street Metro Station Parking Lot - Morning

King Street Metro Station Parking Lot - Evening

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The lot is used, most cars are not parked there all day, so the pictures you are seeing are at a time when the lot is not completely full. The City needs to keep the current spaces and maybe add more as the population at the Mark Center will need to use the King Street Station to get back and forth as it will be a nightmare to drive to the Mark Center, and the limited parking there. If you remove spaces more vehicles will back up into the currently full parking spaces along the streets in the neighborhood next… Read more »

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