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Community Parking Program
SDOT implements Upper Queen Anne parking changes
In the fall of 2009, SDOT installed new 2-hour time limit signs on parts of Queen Anne Ave N and W Galer St, as part of the Upper Queen Anne Community Parking Project. Short-term time limits aim to provide better customer access and turnover for neighborhood businesses.
You can see the final plan mailing that went out to project area residents, businesses, and property owners. SDOT developed the final plan using findings from a parking study, as well as comments and suggestions from neighborhood businesses and residents. Participation from the Queen Anne Community Council, Chamber, and Merchants Association was critical to plan development.
The slideshow below includes background information, details on the final plan, before and after parking maps, and more – take a look! (Note: the slideshow is best viewed at your own pace)
If you have questions or comments about the new signs, please contact Ruth Harper, (206) 684-4103, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are the final plan details?
These changes have impacted parking directly adjacent to commercial uses, with the goal of providing better customer access.
The business district along Queen Anne Ave N, and the emerging district along W Galer St, attracts visitors from the neighborhood and throughout the City. New mixed-use buildings are being planned and constructed, which means more density and more competition for that last parking spot!
The 2008 parking study made several things very clear:
Other ways that SDOT has improved access in Upper Queen Anne
At the time of this parking project, SDOT also worked on pedestrian improvements along Queen Anne Ave N at W. McGraw St and W. Galer St. Improvements included new curb bulbs, street trees, and stamped concrete crosswalks. More information can be found here .
Adding Transit Service
InSeptember 2008, Routes 3 and 4 began running with increased mid-day and evening service. In 2009, Route 2 peak hour service increased, and Route 13 peak and late evening service increased.