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Sunday Time Limits Coming to Pioneer Square in September

Pioneer square parkingIn late September, SDOT will add Sunday time limits to free on-street parking near retail and restaurants in the heart of Pioneer Square. The Sunday time limits are designed to improve parking turnover and access. This will allow more customers and visitors from around the region to visit Pioneer Square and more easily find parking on Sundays.

The change will affect approximately 25 percent of the on-street parking spaces in Pioneer Square and limit parking to two hours between 10 AM to 6 PM. One thing remains the same – Sunday on-street parking is free.

These new time limits will connect to the existing Sunday time limits along the Waterfront added in 2012. A before and after study on the Waterfront showed that the turnover created by the Sunday time limits allowed an additional 30 percent to 40 percent of vehicles to park.

SDOT has worked in Pioneer Square over the past year through the Community Access and Parking Program and sent out a draft plan for Sunday time limits to the neighborhood in early June. Following a review and response to comments received, SDOT is now moving forward with implementation. This effort is funded by WSDOT as part of the Parking Mitigation Plan for SR-99 tunnel construction, and conducted in close partnership with the Alliance for Pioneer Square.

For more information, see the project website:

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