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Ballard, Wallingford, Fremont lead in City parking violations

Posted by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin on March 28th, 2016


According to data visualization mapping sourced from Seattle Police Department’s open data, the Ballard/Wallingford/Fremont sector leads all SPD sectors in parking violations this year.

My Ballard reader Andy, who created the map, emailed in to share the information with our readers.

“Locals can play around with the filters to discover insights on when/where parking tickets occur,” writes Andy.

Click here to check out the map.

Thanks for sharing the information Andy!

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12 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Scofflaw ordinance // Mar 28, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Not to self, parking cops don’t work on Sunday…

  • 2 coryclassic // Mar 28, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    The headline commits a fallacy.

    The data tells us that the city punished more parking violations in these communities not necessarily more violations are committed.

  • 3 skipoar // Mar 28, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    If only they’d follow through on the RV and hillbilly pickup tickets, Ballard would have the lead, baby!

  • 4 Umlaut // Mar 29, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Residents get ticketed like clockwork for running slightly over, yet SPD and the City do nothing about vagrant RVs camped for weeks in one spot. Enough of this BS.

  • 5 clean shaven // Mar 29, 2016 at 10:43 am

    You can have your car broken into and not even get a response from the police but god forbid you park with your tire up on the curb.

    Our priorities are messed up.

  • 6 elenchos // Mar 29, 2016 at 10:49 am

    My Ballard needs a comment filter to clean out all these repetitive Nextdoor nimby posts. We get it: RVs! Tweakers! Needles! Teenagers! I’m 85 years old and everything scares me now!

    OK? We heard you the first 9,000 times. Saying it one more time isn’t going to change a thing. Learn from failure and move on.

  • 7 geri // Mar 29, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    best post for you

  • 8 Profile photo of JM98107 JM98107 // Mar 30, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Ballard does look like the Winnebago grave yard.

  • 9 Josh // Mar 30, 2016 at 11:57 am

    elenchos, go back to your illegally parked RV and take a nap. Complaining is what got things to change. You agenda types do not make anyone feel guilty anymore with your name calling insults. Nextdoor has been great at identifying criminals so the entire neighborhood knows who they are. Lots of them have been arrested by SPD with our newfound cooperation. Move into one of the city sponsored safe sites or to another state. Or face arrest soon for illegal camping, illegal hazardous waste disposal, illegal sewage dumping, littering and burglary.

  • 10 elenchos // Mar 30, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    “Complaining” and lying are two different things.

    Nextdoor is nothing but a temporary workaround for society’s basic laws against libel and racial profiling. Once the prosecutors and class action lawyers catch on to the kinds of defamation you loose cannon lunatics post every day on Nextdoor, you’re going to wish you’d never told the first lie, let alone the second, the third, and the 100th. It’s habit forming, isn’t it?

    Remember what happened to Pinocchio? Don’t let that be you, Nexdtoor Nimbys!. Lying in your “private” Nextdoor neighborhood group is still lying, and it’s a permanent record, which makes it libel when you lie about real people. The Internet is not a pretend world. There are real consequences.

    Don’t say nobody warned you when it all blows up in your face. It’s all fun and games until that subpoena arrives with your name at the top. Then it’s a lien on your house! Then it gets really real. Oh my!

  • 11 He Hate Me // Mar 30, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    NextDoor is a joke. Just a bunch of whiney NIMBY bigots, posting pictures because that person made a NextDoorer feel uncomfortable. No crime committed or even accused.

    Someone should start posting pictures on NextDoor of illegal dog walkers that don’t pick up poop, cars parked on the sidewalk, people running stop signs and not stopping for peds in the crosswalk.

  • 12 Scott // Mar 31, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Why are people committing so many parking violations in Ballard? Is it because we’re too lazy to park and walk? I don’t think so. It’s because there are so many more people and cars than parking spaces. Often there is nowhere to park, so people commit violations. The problem is the government is not requiring parking spaces be created with all the development. Even when we comment through their own process that there is no parking on the street, so new parking spaces need to be created for this next project to go through, it’s ignored. That’s the problem, not neighbors who are trying to clean up their own neighborhood without taking the law into their own hands forcefully.

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