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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Final Residential Parking Zone design announced for the Upper Queen Anne Neighborhood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
6/6/2008  11:00:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


Final Residential Parking Zone design announced for the Upper Queen Anne Neighborhood

SEATTLE--The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has approved the design for a new Residential Parking Zone (RPZ) in the Upper Queen Anne Neighborhood. Following SDOT’s approval of the design, there is a 15-day appeal period for people who wish to file formal opposition to the new RPZ. Appeals can be filed through June 23 with Wayne Wentz, Director of Traffic Management, Seattle Department of Transportation, PO BOX 34996, 700 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98124-4996.

The community must then obtain support from 60% of the residents on at least five contiguous blocks within the RPZ boundaries before the RPZ signs can be installed. Within the boundaries of the RPZ on the blocks that are signed, parking for those without RPZ permits displayed will be restricted to a maximum of two hours between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. except Sundays and Holidays.

The approximate boundaries of the RPZ are:
• West Lee Street to West Blaine Street
• 3rd Avenue West to Queen Anne Avenue

The RPZ program was created to help ease parking congestion in residential neighborhoods while balancing the needs of all those using our public streets. An RPZ is established on blocks that have adjacent residential uses to discourage long-term parking by non-residents. An RPZ may be appropriate where parking congestion is caused by a nearby business district with limited parking, or by visitors or employees of large institutions such as hospitals or colleges.

For more information about the City of Seattle’s RPZ program, please visit SDOT’s web site at www.cityofseattle.net/transportation/parking/parkingrpz.htm

The Seattle Department of Transportation builds, maintains and operates Seattle's $8 billion transportation infrastructure. To further Mayor Nickels’ goal to get Seattle moving, the department manages short- and long-term investments in streets, bridges, pavement and trees, that better connect the city with the region.


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