It's just not practical for us. Home is about 45 minutes away from the nearest Metro station. And quite frankly, I don't think I'd want to ride the Green Line. It goes through some scary parts of MD/DC.
9. I take the green line in from Greenbelt. It's about 12 stops to where I get off.
I guess after taking the subways in NYC for many years, the subways in DC are tame by comparison. The stories I could tell. One time getting off the subway (it was packed), someone thwacked me on the back of the head (ow!), though some here may find that a bit amusing!!!
14. They don't run the express overlap with the Red anymore?
Edited on Tue Jan-06-09 02:05 PM by Chan790
I would never want to get on the Green Line through Anacostia, Petworth or Georgia Ave. again.
The Red Line is kind of hinky in spots too (R.I. Ave., NY Ave. near the bus terminal, Brookland) but at least nobody gets shot in broad daylight in those neighborhoods.
The first apartment I looked at after graduation was off the Shaw Metro stop ($900 for a 1100sqft. 3BR 1.5BA with hardwood floors. Perfect for starving artists, in theory.)...I got as far as the Metro platform and called the broker to cancel the viewing. Just the sensation of dozens of eyes on me saying "You don't belong here."
Where, generally, is home? When I lived in Columbia and later Baltimore, the MARC made sense to get into DC, then Metro from Union Station to wherever.
I have taken the MD commuter bus. Its Pros: it costs less than driving and might be more environmentally friendly. Its Cons: I have no flexibility (staying late, for example, or a midday appointment) and being a large woman I am extremely uncomfortable (as is my seat-mate).
The nearest station to me is the Branch Avenue Green Line. Branch Ave. is the terminus, and while not the best station isn't nearly as scary as Anacostia. But since Anacostia is on the Green Line . . .
When I'm staying at my own apartment, I park and ride the Green Line in from Greenbelt. The Georgia Avenue / U-Street Cardoza / Columbia Heights / Shaw-Howard University strip is bad, but not nearly as bad as the Green Line anywhere south of L'Enfant Plaza.
Otherwise, I come in from King Street and stay on the Yellow (Archives is my stop). No worries there.
Second or third week, or a portion of each. The Angels begin a homestand on June 12, and we hope to go to at least one game during that homestand. We haven't bought plane tix yet, but that's when we're going.
But then I learned to drive in SoCal. I thought the District was pretty zippy, and scooted around with minimal trouble there. I would even drive in for July 4 and other celebrations. I knew where to park that would allow me to get out of town pretty fast.
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