Another example of DC insane exceptionalism: difficulties parking next to streetcars
Drivers in Portland, Oregon seem to manage just fine with a parking lane to the right of streetcar tracks, which is the same way that streetcar tracks have been installed on H Street NE. (Note that there is a lot of dedicated transitway in Portland too.)
Portland Streetcar running next to a row of parked cars on NW 10th Avenue. Photo by Travis Estell, on Flickr.
Portland Streetcar ~ Arriving NW Northrup and 21st by LaValle PDX, on Flickr.
Here, the Washington Post and neighborhood listservs declare that this particular design is horrid and impossible to work with.
Maybe it is true that DC drivers are some of the worst in the nation.
But that isn't an example of "American Exceptionalism" that we should be proud to espouse.