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Restricted Parking Zone Policy Review 2015-2017

The Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) program has existed in Seattle since 1979, primarily to prevent commuter parking from major institutions in residential areas. This program was last reviewed in 2008-2009, and Seattle has since experienced significant population growth and neighborhood development. The RPZ program is not designed to manage demand for parking by residents – only to limit parking by non-residents. Currently there is no current program that does manage residential parking demand.

This project kicked off in fall 2015. Project elements include:

  • Outreach and stakeholder engagement to residents, businesses and major institutions in current zones
  • Parking data collection in current zones
  • Analysis of future population conditions and neighborhood characteristics
  • Best practices research from other cities
  • Potential updates to policies and procedures, including strategies for managing residential parking demand
  • Identifying key performance metrics for future evaluation of the RPZ program

Project Timeline:

  • 3rd Quarter 2015: Project Kickoff
  • 1st Quarter 2016: Public engagement and data collection
  • 2nd Quarter 2016: Future conditions analysis
  • 3rd Quarter 2016: Policy and program recommendations developed
  • 4th Quarter 2016:  Draft report for public review
  • 1st and 2nd Quarter 2017: Public engagement around recommendations
  • 3rd Quarter 2017: Project closeout

Project Materials

Previous Restricted Parking Zone Review:

Click here for the 2009 RPZ Final Recommendations Summary

Click here for the 2009 RPZ Director's Rule.

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For more information, please contact Becky Edmonds at RPZPolicyReview@seattle.gov or (206) 684-5104.









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