Arlington County Police will begin issuing tickets as it enforces its new drop-off and pick-up zones in Clarendon tonight (Thursday).
ACPD made the announcement via Twitter this morning. It follows several weeks of public outreach about the new rules, which are intended to stop double parking, blocking of crosswalks and bike lanes, and other bad driver behavior.
Beginning TONIGHT in Clarendon, ACPD will begin enforcing the designated passenger drop-off and pick-up zones. Motorists should be on the lookout for 'No Parking Except 5 Minute Passenger Pick Up and Drop Off Zones' signs.
— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) June 21, 2018
The enforcement comes as an event has taken over Clarendon’s Metro plaza.
Make Music Day kicked off at 11 a.m. and is planned to run through through 9 p.m. tonight. Performers include Americana group Know1Else, who will take the stage at 5:30 p.m., and 9:30 Club veterans Skyline Hotel, slotted for 8 p.m.
Make Music Day began in France in the early 1980s and takes place annually on the summer solstice. The event is now celebrated in 800 cities across 120 countries, said Carol Leonhart, co-director of Make Music Day D.C. and co-founder of Global Jam 4 Peace.
Melanie Pincus contributed photos and reporting