New and Changing RPZs

Wallingford

Current Status

On-street parking changes? Let us know what you think! Complete this survey by November 30, 2017: www.surveymonkey.com/r/WallingfordRPZ

SDOT recently completed a parking study of residential streets in Wallingford to determine the occupancy in the area as well as the percent of non-resident parking throughout the day and evening. The study  area includes the existing Zone 5 and parts of existing Zone 22, as well as many currently unrestricted blocks. SDOT studied the area holistically and presented results to the Wallingford Community Council on September 6.

View the presentation, including study results and maps, and read the September 6 meeting handout. For questions or comments regarding the study, please email WallingfordParking@seattle.gov.

Next Steps

SDOT will continue to present the results of the parking study to Wallingford stakeholder groups and gather initial feedback through fall 2017. In early 2018, we will develop a draft proposal for an RPZ and mail it to the neighborhood with a request for feedback via survey, phone, or email.

Background

In late 2015 and early 2016, the Wallingford Community Council requested that SDOT study the feasibility of both new and expanded RPZs in three areas within Wallingford. SDOT conducted initial field studies in the fall of 2016 and found that two of the three areas met the criteria of having at least 10 contiguous blocks being over 75% occupied with parked vehicles, with an identifiable generator of non-resident vehicle traffic.

Mailers and Materials

Postcard, November 2017
Presentation, including study results
Wallingford Community Council meeting handout (September 6, 2017)

Columbia City RPZ 29 Proposed Expansion - Notice of Decision

Current Status

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has considered public input and is issuing a decision regarding the expansion of existing Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) 29 in Columbia City. The map below highlights the areas where RPZ 29 is expanding. We plan to install signs for the expanded RPZ area at the end of October 2017. We will mail applications for permits to addresses in the new expansion areas in late September. There are no changes to existing RPZ 29 blocks.

For more information on the new expansion area see our Notice of Decision mailer.

SDOT held a public hearing on July 10th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at Rainier Arts Auditorium at 3515 S Alaska Street. SDOT accepted comments on the proposed RPZ expansion at the hearing, by mail, and by email to ColumbiaCityParking@seattle.gov through July 21st.

Columbia City RPZ map

Background

The Columbia City Parking Plan is the outcome of a year of outreach and data collection in Columbia City and includes new areas of time limits, paid parking, added parking, and an expansion of existing RPZ 29. For more information, see the larger neighborhood plan.

Mailers and Materials

Details on the new RPZ 29 expansion
Details on the RPZ 29 proposed expansion
Plan for parking managemen tchanges in Columbia City

West Seattle Junction

Current Status

SDOT is planning to study a large residential area around the West Seattle Junction in Fall 2017. At the same time, SDOT will review the commercial areas within the Junction as part of a full neighborhood analysis through our Community Access and Parking Program.

Background

In January 2017, the West Seattle Junction Neighborhood Association (JuNO) requested that SDOT study the feasibility of an RPZ in the area northeast of the West Seattle Alaska Junction. SDOT conducted initial field studies in March of 2017 and found that this area met the criteria of having at least 10 contiguous blocks being over 75% occupied with parked vehicles, with an identifiable generator of non-resident vehicle traffic. SDOT also surveyed blocks south of SW Alaska St and west of California Ave SW and found that these blocks should also be considered as part of this request.

Northwest Capitol Hill New RPZ and Zone 15 Changes - Notice of Decision

Current Status

Permit applications will be mailed to residents in Zone 32 and the new Zone 15 blocks on May 19. Residents on these blocks can purchase permits after May 23, 2017. Permits will not be available before this date.

Zone 32 signs and Zone 15 signs (for newly added Zone 15 blocks) have been installed. The signs are covered by bags and are not in effect. The signs will be uncovered and restrictions will go into effect July 1, 2017.

See if your address is eligible for Zone 32 or Zone 15 permits
Zone 32 permit application
Zone 15 permit application

If you have questions about the permit application, please contact the Traffic Permits Counter at (206) 684–5086.

Background

SDOT and Sound Transit have been working together to manage on-street parking around the new Capitol Hill light rail station. Sound Transit identified blocks with unrestricted parking northwest of the station that could be used by commuters seeking to park near light rail. Feedback from public outreach in fall 2015 included suggestions to add RPZ parking in the presently unrestricted area north of E Olive Way/E John St and west of Broadway. SDOT also proposed an expansion of Zone 15 and a change in hours to prevent commuter parking and standardize the hours between these two neighborhoods.

SDOT took your comments throughout July and September at a public hearing, by email, phone, and through a survey. After considering public input, SDOT decided to create a new Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ 32) northwest of the Capitol Hill light rail station and change the hours of the existing Zone 15 from noon – 6 AM, every day, to 7 AM – 8 PM, Monday – Saturday. These changes are occurring in spring and summer 2017. More information and a map of the changes.

Mailers and Materials

Current proposal and notice of decision
Original proposal
Public hearing presentation

Ballard - Notice of Decision

Current Status

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) would like to thank everyone who participated in the opportunity for public comment. After considering public input, SDOT will not create a new Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) around the Ballard business district. The majority of comments we received did not indicate support for the new zone. Read the full Notice of Decision.

Background

In the fall of 2014, SDOT received a request from the Central Ballard Residents' Association to create a new Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) on residential streets around the Ballard business district. In September 2015, SDOT conducted an RPZ parking study. We took comments from the neighborhood on an RPZ proposal in May.

Mailers and Materials

Notice of Decision
Proposal
CBRA Presentation (November 2015)

Green Lake

Current Status

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) would like to thank everyone who participated in opportunity for public comment, attended the public hearing and engaged with us in developing and considering a proposal for a new Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) in Green Lake near the business district. Because a majority of comments from the public hearing, online survey and emails to us reflected lack of support for this new zone, SDOT will not install an RPZ in the Green Lake neighborhood.

Read the full Notice of Decision.

Background

In July 2014, the Green Lake Community Council (GLCC) requested that SDOT study the feasibility of a new RPZ around the Green Lake business district. SDOT studied the area in December 2014 and found that the area met the minimum criteria. In September/October 2015, SDOT proposed a draft RPZ to the Green Lake Community. We received feedback and made changes to the proposal based on comments we received. SDOT held a public hearing on April 19, 2016 to take comments on the revised proposal.

Mailers and Materials

Notice of Decision
Most recent proposal
Public hearing presentation
Past proposal details and maps

Zone 2 RPZ Expansion

Current Status

SDOT issued a decision in May 2016 regarding the expansion of Restricted Parking Zone 2. After considering public input, SDOT will expand Zone 2 north to include the blocks bounded by E Madison St, 14th Ave, and 23rd Ave in July 2016. More information and a map of the area being added.

Residents in the newly expanded area have received permit applications by mail. Signs were installed in July 2016.

Background

The Capitol Hill Community Council and residents of the area requested the City make more blocks eligible for RPZ 2. In response, The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) held a public hearing concerning the proposed addition of blocks to RPZ 2 on February 9, 2016, and took comments through February 29.

Mailers and Materials

Proposal
Public hearing presentation

Zone 10 RPZ Expansion

Current Status

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) issued a decision in January 2016 concerning the addition of blocks to RPZ 10. The area between Roosevelt Way NE, NE 56th St, I-5, and NE Ravenna Blvd will be added to RPZ Zone 10 in summer 2016. More information and a map of the area being added.

Next Steps

Residents in the newly expanded area have received permit applications by mail. Signs were installed in July 2016.

Background

SDOT received a request in fall 2015 to expand Restricted Parking Zone 10 to blocks west of Roosevelt Way NE and north of NE 56th St. SDOT conducted a survey of the parking on September 16, 2015, which found parking occupancy in the area was approximately 75% full. Based on the residents' request and the data collected, SDOT created a proposal to add RPZ parking on one side of the street in the request area while making residents on both sides of the street eligible. SDOT held a RPZ Public Hearing concerning the proposed addition of blocks to RPZ 10 on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.

Mailers and Materials

Proposal