Restricted Parking Zone Policy Review
Director’s Rule Now Available
Updated October 13, 2009
Following the adoption of new legislation regarding the Restricted Parking Zone program, SDOT has issued an RPZ Director’s Rule. This rule interprets the Seattle Municipal Code in Chapters 11.14,515, 11.16.120(F) and (G), 11.16.315-317, 11.16.319, 11.28.010(D), 11.31.121 and 11.72.351 regarding the specifications, guidelines, and additional information for meeting the RPZ Program requirements.
Click here to view the Director’s Rule.
On June 8, 2009, the City adopted new legislation for the Restricted Parking Zone program after several years of discussions with many community stakeholders. Click here for links to the adopted legislation and SDOT final recommendations:
Click here for the RPZ Final Recommendations Summary
Since the restricted parking zone program (or RPZ) was last reviewed in 1994, Seattle has changed dramatically with increased population growth, neighborhood development, and major transit improvements.
Starting in late 2007, after a two-yearlong effort working with various community and business stakeholders, the City is changing the RPZ program to:
Thank you to everyone who commented on SDOT’s draft RPZ Policy Review recommendations. SDOT received hundreds of comments via email, phone and by attending community meetings in the summer - fall of 2008.
Check out the draft recommendations SUMMARY
In developing the draft recommendations, staff incorporated extensive technical analysis, review of other cities’ RPZ programs, and initial comments from residents, business owners, and major institutions in or near existing RPZs.
There are several background or analysis reports from the draft recommendations available for review.
In early 2009, SDOT determined that the proposed ordinance did not likely have significant adverse impacts on the environment and issued a Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) on Monday, March 30, 2009. The SEPA environmental checklist summarizes potential impacts on several elements (e.g., air quality, transportation, and parking).