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SDOT rolls out new Seattle Parking Map

Your parking prayers have been answered . . . well, not quite, but we’re striving to help you identify parking locations and regulations. SDOT has put together a handy, and very thorough, Seattle Parking Map.

The map is a great resource for visitors, drivers and residents. It shows street parking as well as parking garages and lots. There is a special focus on short-term access in downtown and in neighborhood business districts. It also allows you to input your address to check eligibility for restricted parking zones (RPZs). The map provides an easy way for businesses and organizations to provide information about customer parking.

The Seattle Parking Map is part of the city’s e-Park program, a new electronic parking guidance system to guide downtown customers and visitors to short-term, off-street parking spaces. The e-Park signs display real-time information to guide to participating garages with open spaces. The first phase has participating garages in the retail district of downtown and at the Pike Place Market. More facilities will be added in 2011 and 2012.

SDOT developed the map because parking is a key piece of the transportation puzzle. Given that parking is often in high demand, we manage it to:

• balance competing needs of all users – transit, customers, residents, shared vehicles
• move people and goods efficiently
• support business district vitality
• create livable neighborhoods

These new tools will help get us one step closer to these goals.

Check out the Seattle Parking Map! For more information, please contact