It has been difficult to find a bicycle parking space in front of the DC USA entrance for years now. No lack of car parking though. It's not like this just sometimes, it's like this ALL the time. Someone is seriously out of touch with how to encourage more people to bike in this city.
10/24/2011 found stolen bike on craigslist. It was in possession of a pawn shop "the gold factory" on Florida ave NW. I went over there to retrieve stolen bike. Stopped a police officer to assist in looking in the shop. He confirmed the bike was inside, said I needed the police report number which is 142202. As well as the serial number of the bike which I got and after three more police arrived on the scene they matched it to the bike in the pawn shop. But was told that I would have to wait for a pawn shop police officer to come on duty who apparently only works bankers hours. This was fine until reading dc regulation 16-908.3. Any officer witH probable cause can take an item from a pawn shop. After leaving messages with the pawn division numerous times I have heard nothing back. This is unbelievable seeing how I did all the "police work" in finding it. I have lost faith in any justice in this city as my bike sits at a pawn shop on Florida out of the rightful owners hands waiting on the police to just go get it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.