Paid on-street parking resumes in Seattle

Paid on-street parking resumes in Seattle
Cars parked in Seattle from the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT)

SEATTLE — On-street paid parking and hourly time-limited parking enforcement in Seattle resumed Monday for the first time since both were suspended in April as part of Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order.

The Seattle Department of Transportation said reliable curb access for customers is critical to the ongoing recovery efforts in Seattle due to COVID-19.

Officials said parking will be $0.50 per hour in all paid areas – the minimum rate allowed according to the Seattle Municipal Code.

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The rate will remain the same for at least one month.

During that time, officials said they will review data to determine parking activity and occupancy in neighborhood business districts.

Further adjustments could come later in 2020.

“We are committed to following a data-driven process,” Sara Davis, with SDOT, wrote in a news release.

Davis said for the first two weeks after enforcement is resumed, officers will focus on education and voluntary compliance as customers return to neighborhood businesses.

Enforcement of the city’s 72-hour rule is currently anticipated to resume when King County moves to Phase 3 of the state’s “Safe Start” program.

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