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DowntownDC BID
The DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) was founded in 1997 and is a private, nonprofit place management organization. We oversee a 140-block area of approximately 528 properties and numerous parks and public space, from Massachusetts Avenue NW on the north, including the Walter E. Washington Convention Center at Mount Vernon Square, to Constitution Avenue NW on the south, and from Louisiana Avenue NW on the east to 16th Street NW on the west. This is a special district where property owners have agreed to tax themselves to fund services.
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There are seven Metrorail stations located in the DowntownDC BID area, with access to all six Metrorail lines:

McPherson Square

1400 I Street NW

Metro Center

607 13th Street NW

Gallery Place - Chinatown

630 H Street NW

Federal Triangle

302 12th Street NW

Mt Vernon Sq 7th St-Convention Center

700 M Street NW

Judiciary Square

450 F Street NW

Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter

701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW


Two DC Circulator routes run though the DowntownDC area: the Woodley Park - Adams Morgan - McPherson Square route and the Georgetown - Union Station route. The DC Circulator costs only $1 and runs every 10 minutes.

DC Circulator

Multiple bus routes provide service throughout the DowntownDC area. Visit the Metrobus website for more information about bus routes, schedules, fares and hours of operation.


The DowntownDC BID has some of the best bicycle infrastructure in the city, with designated lanes and plenty of parking. Bicycles are not allowed on sidewalks at any point DowntownDC, so be sure to use bike lanes when possible and brush up on safe cycling before hitting the road.

DC Bike Map
Parking Garages

Parking garages in the District are privately owned. Most offer both daily and monthly parking. For information about locations and fees, click the link below.

See Parking in DowntownDC
Reserved Downtown Parking

Help cut down on air pollution and quit circling the block! Have a parking space waiting for you and your friends when you arrive to your favorite restaurant, bar, music venue, or stadium by booking with Parking Panda. Select the space that works for you and view more details and photos. Pay for your space on the website or directly from your mobile phone.

Parking Panda

parkDC provides parking availability and rate information for on-street parking in the Penn Quarter-Chinatown area of DowntownDC. On-street availability and hourly prices are provided for each block in addition to parking garage information. Visit the website or download parkDC via iTunes or Google Play.