On-street parking fees and hourly limits to resume July 13

The City will reinstate on-street parking fees and limited hourly parking next week.

The Seattle Department of Transportation says the on-street fees will be at the lowest possible rate when it starts back up on Monday, July 13. Parking has been free since April.

“With King County’s transition to Phase 2 of the Safe Start Plan, businesses are reopening, and reliable access at the curb for customers is critical for recovery,” SDOT says in a press release about the change.

Parking will cost 50 cents an hour in all paid areas in the city, which is the minimum rate allowed according to Seattle Municipal Code. SDOT says that rate will remain for at least a month while they review data, “to determine parking activity occupancy in our neighborhood business districts.” 

The first two weeks will be somewhat flexible, SDOT says, and parking enforcement will be, “focused on education and voluntary compliance as customers return to our neighborhood businesses.” 

SDOT has created a website with all COVID-19-related parking information; click here for more.


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Paintking
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Paintking

Why not charge double or triple rates? Very apparent that people here have plenty of $$ and can afford it. Instead of raising your property taxes, again, just blitz those pesky shoppers with massive hourly rates. This is the attitude I see here daily. Our gas prices are $1.00 higher than many parts of the USA. Everything costs more here. Just get over with it Durkan and make it $2.00/hour to park. Then, we will all be happy. And all that earmarked $$ can fix the homeless problem, again.

Truth
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Truth

Our gas prices are $1.00 higher than many parts of the USA.

Well, lil’ Timmy Eyman’s I-695 gutted our transportation funding. Voters approved a gas tax increase to make up for it.

You seem to have a conveniently short memory, which I guess allows you to blame every thing on those pesky Liberals.

Cap Anson
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Cap Anson

I’m a pesky liberal. And I blame the pesky liberals for the car that’s been parked in front of my house for 19 days.

Ballard By Boat
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Ballard By Boat

Where’s your compassion for our ‘most’ valuable community members?

Amphidextrous
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Amphidextrous

I read nothing in the post of Paintking which shows a “conveniently short memory.” Can Truth make a case without personal insults?

Truth
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Truth

Well, he mentioned the gas prices in a sense of “everything costs more here”. That’s not why our gas prices are high. So either he knows that and said it anyways or has a conveniently short memory, which tends to be the case with nearly all of his “zingers”, so I’m making the safe assumption that’s the case here as well.

Thanks for your concern though!

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