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Extended Evening Paid Parking FAQs

What neighborhoods have evening hours?

Commercial Core (downtown), Belltown, Chinatown/International District, Capitol Hill, Pike-Pine, Uptown, and the University District. The rate will be the same as during the daytime, which varies by neighborhood.

View the Evening Hours neighborhood map here.

Why?

All of these business districts are active destinations for people well into the evening. Prior to making the change, a person could pay for two hours of parking at 4 p.m. and lock that space up until the next morning, which makes it hard for someone to find a space to get to their favorite nighttime destination.  Extending parking time limits and paid parking until 8 pm improves customer access and makes it easier to find a parking space.
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Do other cities charge for parking after 6pm?

Yes. Cities such as Portland, Chicago, Denver, Boston, Vancouver BC, New York, Charlotte, Austin, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC do. Some charge until 10 pm, midnight, 2 am or later.

 

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