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Westlake Avenue North Corridor Parking Management Plan

Updated July 1, 2009

Westlake Avenue North Parking Management Plan Implemented

On March 20, 2008 paid parking “went live” at Westlake Avenue North. SDOT activated 17 pay-by-space pay stations controlling 450 parking spaces. Implementation had originally been scheduled for January, but was postponed to take advantage of improved technology.

SDOT met with the Westlake Avenue North Parking Workgroup on December 19, 2007 to discuss details of the upcoming activation of the pay stations. Once the paid parking plan had been in effect for about two months, the Workgroup and SDOT met again on May 19, 2008 to review occupancy data and other functional aspects of the plan to determine whether any modifications were necessary.

At the May 19 meeting, the Workgroup and SDOT decided to increase the time limits on the 3-hour maximum stay spaces and some of the 2-hour spaces to 4 hours maximum stay. SDOT implemented the changes on June 23, 2008.

On June 30, 2009, SDOT met again with the Workgroup to present occupancy data collected on the corridor and to review SDOT recommendations for potential changes to the Parking Management Plan. Also on the agenda were a review of recent legislation related to Restricted Parking Zones (RPZs), a discussion of bicycle speeds along the corridor, and other issues.

Westlake Avenue North Parking Management Plan Map revised April 2009

Residential Parking Zone (RPZ) Permits Available

As described in the Parking Management Plan, residents on both the east and west sides of Westlake Avenue North are eligible to apply for RPZ permits. Click here for additional RPZ information.

Westlake Avenue North Parking Management Plan Finalized

The Westlake Avenue North Parking Workgroup and SDOT staff have met regularly since December 11, 2006 to jointly develop a parking plan for Westlake Avenue North. The Westlake Parking Management Plan resulting from this collaborative effort was presented at a public open house on July 11, 2007. The plan provides for about two-thirds of the parking spaces in the corridor to remain free and unrestricted. The remaining third will be charged at $0.75 per hour with a two-hour maximum stay, to provide parking turnover for clients of the businesses and restaurants along the corridor. Qualified residents on both the east and west sides of Westlake Avenue North will be eligible for a Residential Parking Permit that will allow free parking in any space for up to 72 hours.

Parking Management Plan - July 2007

Open House Summary Notes

Westlake Avenue North Parking Workgroup

Click here to view Meeting Summaries 12/11/06 to 7/23/07

Click here to view Community Involvement June to November 2006

Contact Information

If you have questions or would like additional information about the process, please contact Sue Partridge at sue.partridge@seattle.gov or 206.233.3718.



View the Westlake Avenue North Parking Study

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