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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. The RPZ program is not designed to manage demand for parking by residents – only to limit parking by non-residents. Currently there is no current program that does manage residential parking demand.
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
- 3rd Quarter 2015: Project Kickoff
- 1st Quarter 2016: Public engagement and data collection
- 2nd Quarter 2016: Future conditions analysis
- 3rd Quarter 2016: Policy and program recommendations developed
- 4th Quarter 2016: Project closeout