Remember those proposed parking changes for Broadway we reported on last fall? We’ll know soon if the city is going to make the big leap and institute paid parking on Broadway after 6 PM. According to the Seattle Department of Transportation planners, the final list of changes for Broadway and Cal Anderson park will be released in the next few weeks along with a schedule for implementation. Remember, this kind of stuff can be good for a city. We hear that the extended paid parking hours on Broadway has made the cut — but nothing official on that yet.
If it’s anything like the Pike/Pine changes, we can expect to see some of this stuff enacted before spring:
- Increase residential parking availability by adding paid parking with restricted parking zone (RPZ) signs to mixed-use blocks just north of E Pine St (valid RPZ permit holders would be exempt from paid parking rates)
- Improve predictability for customers and visitors by converting 1-hour time limits to more standard 2-hour time limits
- Alleviate congested parking conditions at Cal Anderson Park and expand park access by changing 3-hour time limit spaces to 4-hour paid parking on 11th Ave directly adjacent to the park
- Create consistency and increased parking opportunities for residents east of Broadway by installing Zone 4 RPZ signs where there are currently gaps
- Increase parking availability and calm traffic by adding unrestricted parking on the north sides of streets where it can be done safely.
- Create more customer parking for restaurants and businesses by extending paid parking hours on Broadway after 6pm