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Rates and Paid Hours Adjustments Happening Now! (Summer/Fall 2014)

SDOT adjusts rates, time limits and paid hours of operation in order to:

  • Help customers reliably find parking within easy walking distance of their destinations, while ensuring spaces are well used
  • Conserve fuel, reduce emissions, and lessen traffic congestion from drivers circling in search of parking
  • Increase access to businesses by ensuring turnover of parked cars

Based on City policy, SDOT’s goal is to have one to two available spaces on a block throughout the day, which translates to a target occupancy range of 70% – 85%. At that occupancy, parking is well utilized, and customers and visitors can reliably find an available space.

Click on this map to see what the rates and time limits are right now. The information in this map will be updated as changes occur. See table below for comprehensive changes and approximate installation dates of the 2014 changes, which are based on the results of the 2014 Annual Paid Parking Study data collection effort.  

Neighborhood

2014 Parking Study
Data Results – Daytime Occupancy*

Above or Below Target

What is Happening?

Planned Install Date

12th Avenue

7 PM – 106%

Above

Extend paid hours until 8 PM

September

Ballard Core

7 PM – 109%

Above

Extend paid hours until 8 PM

September

Ballard Locks

Spring – 50%
Summer – 94%

 

Increase to $2.00/hour in Summer (will decrease to $1.00/hour in October)

Mid-July

Ballard Periphery

58%

Below

Decrease to $1.00/hour

September

Belltown North

68%

Below

Decrease to $1.50/hour

August

Capitol Hill North

92%

Above

Increase to $3.50/hour

October

Cherry Hill

7 PM – 95%

Above

Extend paid hours until 8 PM

September

Chinatown/ID Core

89%

Above

Increase to $3.00/hour (8AM – 5PM; evening remains $1.50/hour)

November

Chinatown/ID Periphery

69%

Below

Decrease to $1.50/hour

November

Denny Triangle North

68%

Below

Decrease to $1.50/hour

October

Denny Triangle South

93%

Above

Increase to $3.00/hour

October

Fremont

7 PM – 95%

Above

Extend paid hours until 8 PM

September

Green Lake

7 PM – 102%

Above

Extend paid hours until 8 PM

September

Pike-Pine

106%

Above

Increase to $2.50/hour

August

Pioneer Square Core

Morning occupancy = 53%

Afternoon occupancy = 96%

Morning – Below

Afternoon - Above

Decrease to $3.00/hour 8AM – 11 AM

Increase to $4.00/hour 11 AM –  6 PM

October

Pioneer Square Periphery

Morning occupancy = 63%

Afternoon occupancy = 94%

Morning – Below

Afternoon – Above

Decrease to $2.50/hour 8AM – 11 AM

Increase to $3.50/hour 11 AM –  6 PM

October

South Lake Union-10 hour

100%

Above

Increase to $2.00/hour

September - October

South Lake Union-2 hour

92%

Above

Increase to $2.00/hour

September - October

University District Core

92%

Above

Increase to $2.50/hour

November

University District Periphery

58%

Below

Decrease to $1.00/hour

November

Uptown Triangle

92%

Above

Increase to $1.50/hour

September

Westlake Ave North

91% (south of Crockett Street)

Above

4-hour time limits south of Crockett Street

Mid-July


*Occupancy is daytime unless specified by a 7 PM. This column denotes the condition that is triggering the change.

No rate or time-limit changes proposed in:

  • Belltown South
  • Commercial Core
  • First Hill
  • Roosevelt
  • South Lake Union (northwest corner)
  • Uptown (Lower Queen Anne)

Want even more information?  Check out the 2014 Annual Paid Parking Occupancy Report.

Questions? Please contact DOT_Paystations@seattle.gov or Mary Catherine Snyder at 206-684-8110.

 

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