RPZ Policy Review

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.

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 through 2017: Policy and program recommendations developed
  • 2018: draft report for public review and public engagement around recommendations

Project Materials

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