RPZ Policy Review

Policy Review

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.

SDOT is looking at potential strategies to better manage demand for parking in residential areas.

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 Materials

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