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Parking Changes Coming to Capitol Hill

SDOT is working with Sound Transit to better manage parking near the site of the Capitol Hill light rail station with a proposed new Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ). The proposal includes expanding Zone 15 (seen in blue below) and a change in hours to prevent commuter parking on residential streets.

What’s in the plan?

  • The gray area on the map is the new RPZ, using E Roy St and Belmont Ave E as the northern boundary.
  • In the gray area, RPZ signs would be installed on the color-lined blocks, limiting vehicles without zone permits to 2-hour parking Monday to Saturday, 7 am to 8 pm.
  • All residents in the gray area would be eligible for permits in the new RPZ.
  • Permits are currently $65 per vehicle for two years. Guest permits are also available.
  • Signs would not be installed next to commercial properties, nor would they replace existing paid or time limited parking.


How You Can Help

Take this quick survey or email by September 26 to let us know what you think about the plan for the new RPZ. If you’d like to hear more about the plan in person, you can come to Top Pot Doughnuts on Capitol Hill at 609 Summit Ave E on Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 10 AM to 12 PM. SDOT staff will be available to take comments and answer questions.

What is an RPZ?

RPZs are intended to improve parking access for residents, while balancing the needs of others to use the public right of way. RPZs help neighborhoods deal with parking congestion from traffic generators through signed time limits from which vehicles displaying a valid RPZ permit are exempt. For more information visit