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Paid Parking Updates

Paid Parking Expanded in Ballard

Paid Parking is being expanded south of NW Market St., as an outcome of the year-long Community Access and Parking Program in the neighborhood. Installation of new paid parking begins April 25, and should be completed by mid-May.  Click here to view a map of the paid parking expansion, including hours of operation and rates per hour. Staff will be present at the Move Ballard event on May 7th to answer questions.

New Smart Parking Pay Station Installation!

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is pleased to partner with the IPS Group, the city’s new parking pay station vendor. IPS is an industry leader in smart parking technology. SDOT will install the first new pay stations in the Pioneer Square neighborhood in April and May 2015. SDOT will then install new pay stations throughout the rest of 2015 and 2016 in all paid parking neighborhoods. Please click here for more information.

Looking for Westlake Avenue N Paid Parking Changes?

Based on findings from SDOT’s parking management survey and the feedback we’ve received throughout the year, our parking management team will begin implementing parking rate and time limit changes by the end of March in the Westlake Ave N parking area. View a map of the parking management changes. We will continue to monitor parking to determine if additional tweaks need to be made. Take a look at a mailer we recently sent to corridor residents with additional information. More information about Westlake and the cycle track project can be found here.

Click here for a table of current parking rates and hours of operation. Click on this map to find the best rates near your destination. The information in this map will be updated as changes occur. 

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.

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