In this blog series, we will hit on all the important things you need to know before moving to Washington DC. Today we are going to highlight how do get around the District. This may seem basic but if you want to be on time then you need to get a lay of the land and fast! There are many options for transportation in the District and all have their pros and cons.
2. Bikes vs. Cars
Unlike Austin Texas, DC is still a staunch supporter of “Ubertation” (The phenomenon where you sell your car, download an app, and vow to commute exclusively by stranger car). If you’re into that kind of thing, it really doesn’t matter where you live in DC because Uber drivers are all over DC, MD, & VA.
5. Speeding/Red Light Cameras
While we could easily say enough about these to devices to span two blog posts, instead we’ll offer you this:
DC Speed Camera Revenue Totals by Year 2015 $84 million 2014 $43 million 2013 $55 million 2012 $125 million (Source: DC Dept. of Motor Vehicles)
Speed cameras are EVERYWHERE in DC. When you get here, find out what the speed limit is and follow it.
Taxicabs and Streetcar(s) Both Dinosaurs in your own right, we respect your efforts to remain apart of the DC’s transportation zeitgeist.
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