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TRAVEL INFORMATION AND DIRECTIONS


(also see the fasting tips, what to expect at the vigil, and the what to bring pages.)

If you are driving and are willing to pick someone up on your way, or if you are looking for a ride, send a message with the details as you know them to aac@abolition.org and we'll team you up with someone if we find a match.

DIRECTIONS ON FOOT:

CCNV is on 2nd St. (Mitch Snyder Place) between D & E streets, in the NW quadrant.

FROM THE BUS STATION:

For about $5, you can take a taxi. If you have stuff to carry, we suggest this option.

Or you can walk. Exit the bus station and walk WEST on K street to where New Jersey and 2nd intersect with K. Turn left (South) and walk down 2nd. It will probably take about 25 minutes.

FROM THE TRAIN STATION:

For less than $5, you can take a taxi. But it is not a difficult walk.

This is a 5-8 minute walk.

FROM THE WASHINGTON, DC AIRPORT

A taxi will cost less than $20. This is the easiest way.

Otherwise, take the YELLOW metro line. (Click Here for a Metro Map -- http://www.wmata.com/metrorail/systemmap.cfm Switch to the RED line going towards Glenmont and away from Shady grove. If you are going to CCNV, get off at the first exit (Judiciary Square) and look at the map displayed outside the turnstiles to find the best way from the Metro station to CCNV, (on 2nd, between D & E, NW). This should be less than four city blocks. If you are going to SCOTUS, get off at Union Station and look at the map displayed outside the turnstiles....

FROM DULLES AIRPORT

A Taxi will cost around $40 (that's an educated guess). This is the easiest way.

Otherwise, take the shuttle bus to the ORANGE Metro line. (Click Here for a Metro Map -- http://www.wmata.com/metrorail/systemmap.cfm If you are going to CCNV, Switch to the RED line going towards Glenmont and away from Shady grove. Get off at the second exit (Judiciary Square) and look at the map displayed outside the turnstiles to find the best way from the Metro station to CCNV, (on 2nd, between D & E, NW). This should be less than four city blocks. If you are going to SCOTUS, stay on the Orange line, get off at Capital South and look at the map displayed outside the turnstiles....

DIRECTIONS TO CCNV BY CAR (These were good last year - We unaware of any road closings, etc.)

From the NORTH AND EAST

You are there. Park at a meter while you load in. (See parking info below.)

Alternate Route FROM THE NORTH AND EAST

    95 South to 495 South
    Take the Route 50 WEST exit. Rt. 50 turns into New York Ave. Stay on Rt. 50 for about 10 miles.
    Turn LEFT onto North Capital St.
    Go past Union Station and bear right as you enter the roundabout.
    Turn RIGHT onto E Street.
    Turn LEFT onto 1st St.
    Turn RIGHT onto D St.
    Turn RIGHT onto 2nd St.
You are there. Park at a meter while you load in. (See parking info below.)

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FROM THE SOUTH

    95 North to 395 North.
    Cross the 15th St. Bridge and STAY ON 15th St.
    Turn RIGHT onto Constitution Ave. (AKA Rt. 50)
    At 4th St, Constitution merges with Pennsylvania. Stay in the left lane to remain on Constitution.
    Turn LEFT onto Louisiana Ave.
    At the first light, turn LEFT onto 1st. St.
    Turn LEFT onto D St.
    Turn RIGHT onto 2nd St.
You are there. Park at a meter while you load in. (See parking info below.)

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FROM THE WEST

    66 East all the way into DC.
    Stay in the center lane as you cross the Roosevelt bridge and continue
    straight on Constitution (AKA Rt. 50).
    At 4th St, Constitution merges with Pennsylvania. Stay in the left lane to remain on Constitution.
    Turn LEFT onto Louisiana Ave.
    At the first light, turn LEFT onto 1st. St.
    Turn LEFT onto D St.
    Turn RIGHT onto 2nd St.
You are there. Park at a meter while you load in. (See parking info below.)

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PARKING PARKING PARKING

Parking at CCNV

There is street parking in front of CCNV. You should be able to get a spot there if you arrive in the evening. Unless the regulations have changed, parking is unrestricted there between 6:30 pm and 7 am, Monday - Friday. After 7am there is a 3 hour limit.

NOTE: CCNV's parking lot is small, and we cannot park there except for loading and unloading. We are given a limited number of parking passes. See the F&V's CCNV coordinator when you get there to see if there are any parking passes left. If so, you are welcome to one.

Otherwise, for long term parking, we recommend using Colonial Parking Lot, on 1st St., between E & F Streets. The cost (last time we checked) was $6.50/day Monday - Friday, and free on the weekends. After 6pm, the attendant leaves but the lot is still accessible. This would be a good place to park if you do not plan to drive once you arrive in DC. Otherwise, you pay each time you re-enter the lot. This lot is usually full before 9am on weekdays.

There are also a number of other parking lots and garages within blocks of CCNV. Most are more expensive and some do not allow overnight parking. Another good alternative may be the long term parking at Union Station.

Parking near SCOTUS

If you are very lucky, you'll find an open spot on Maryland right next to the Court. Chances are more likely that you'll find a parking meter in the area. There are also several small parking lots with attendants. Your best bet may be the parking garage at Union Station. Remember, this is Capitol Hill post 911.


(also see the fasting tips, what to expect at the vigil, and the what to bring pages.)


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