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Morning Poll: Parked Trucks on the Pike

Delivery trucks are making a regular habit of blocking one lane of Columbia Pike in front of the new-ish Siena Park apartment building (2301 Columbia Pike).

The design of the building and the surrounding block seems to discourage delivery truck drivers from parking anywhere but right out front. Other than a tiny, often-full set of parking spaces cut into the sidewalk in front of the building, however, the only place for trucks to sit is right smack in the right-hand westbound lane of the Pike.

In big cities like D.C. and New York, commercial vehicles are often allowed to double park in order to make quick deliveries. It would be illegal for the average citizen to do it, but how else are employees of FedEx or UPS expected to do their job?

Should police look the other way on the Pike, as well?

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