Metro’s Missed Opportunities

by Mark Wellborn

Image courtesy of DC Metro Transport

There is probably not one person reading this post that hasn’t finished a day shopping in Georgetown or walked around in search of a cab late at night in Adams Morgan and wished that these neighborhoods had a Metro station.

With that point in mind, Greater Greater Washington recently had a great item that looked at the “Top 10 Missed Metro Stations” or more specifically, the ten DC area neighborhoods that probably should have Metro stations, but don’t.

There are some obvious neighborhoods on the list (Georgetown and Adams Morgan) but also places like Kalorama (the author noted that the gap between Dupont Circle and Woodley Park “feels enormous”) and one of our favorite areas, Brightwood (“a station at Brightwood would fill the long gap between Petworth and Silver Spring left by the Green Line’s sudden turn east.”)

The remaining neighborhoods in the top ten are Cardozo, the H Street Corridor, Langdon Park, Old Town, Alexandria, Bloomingdale, and Lincoln Park. Honorable mentions included Historic Anacostia, Glover Park, Cathedral Heights, Logan Circle, BWI, Shirlington.

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  1. LookingtoBuy said at 10:20 am on Wednesday December 2, 2009:

    The property prices would sky rocket I imagine, but a Metro would make Brightwood far more appealing.

  1. AdamsM said at 11:20 am on Wednesday December 2, 2009:

    I am definitely one of those people that found myself roaming the Adams Morgan streets late at night in search of a cab wishing that there was a closer Metro than Woodley or Dupont.

  1. pru said at 10:52 am on Thursday December 3, 2009:

    I wholeheartedly agreed with Greater Greater Washington on that post, in particular with the assertion that the need for a metro stop in Cardoza (Euclid and 14th) is even more dire than in Kalorama.

  1. Shirlington said at 11:01 am on Thursday December 3, 2009:

    I moved to Shirlington about a year ago, just after they opened the beautiful new “transportation center” that was supposed to be Shirlington’s consolation prize for not getting a Metro stop. While it’s great there are so many bus lines that will take you to a Metro train from there, the buses are pretty consistently at least 20-30 minutes late on the weekends. Rush hour seems to be fine, but on weekends, you can pretty much bank on adding at least 30 minutes of time to your trip while you wait for a bus that’s either late or doesn’t show up at all. I’m sure this is a system wide issue, but it’s very frustrating.

  1. MCH said at 2:02 pm on Thursday December 3, 2009:

    I’m surprised I didn’t see the National Harbor on this list. For Greater Greater DC, Tysons Corner and Potomac Mills too.

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