Starting in 2007, SDOT initiated a major policy review to redesign the RPZ program to better achieve City’s goals for parking management, transportation, economic development, social equity, and sustainability. On Monday, SDOT reached an important step in revising the Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ ) program and released a draft “Director’s Rule”. The rule provides important guidelines and information for the new RPZ program, based on recently passed legislation.
This Director’s Rule explains how SDOT determines:
You can review the draft Director’s Rule here. It will be available for review until September 8, 2009 at 5pm.
Please send your comments and questions to Ruth Harper at (206) 684-4103 or via e-mail to email@example.com.
Seattle’s RPZ program is designed to help residential neighborhoods by discouraging long-term parking by non-residents (e.g.commuters or employees) on residential streets. There are currently 31 RPZs throughout the city, with over 17,000 vehicles displaying RPZ decals.
If you travel by bike to get to your favorite neighborhood cafe, store, or business district and parking is an issue, read on. SDOT’s Bike Program is looking to install more on-street bike parking for the cycling community. Three locations in the city are sporting new bike parking accommodations like the one above and your favorite location could be the next one. Have an idea for where the next parking rack should go? Let us know what you think by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
On street bike parking supplements the regular bike racks that many city streets have. The new racks usually take the space of one car and can park between 8 and 14 bikes.
Finding a great bike parking space in Seattle is getting better.
Well we have, and we do every business day to keep Seattle residents and travelers in the know about traffic conditions. SDOT’s Traffic Management Center monitors Seattle streets and highways to keep traffic moving. You can subscribe to our Twitter feed and get traffic alerts to help you steer clear of that backed up road or freeway exit. Information you want when you need it!
Crossing the street to avoid a blocked sidewalk next to a construction zone is about to become an infrequent experience for Seattle’s walkers. SDOT briefed the Seattle City Council Transportation Committee this morning on a proposed set of new guidelines and regulations governing pedestrian pathways around construction zones. You can view the full recommendation here . SDOT will be taking public comments through Sept. 15.
In response to a Council-requested audit, SDOT did a lot of research on best practices used in other cities to balance the needs of the walking public with the City’s goal of promoting economic growth. SDOT staff even took a trip to Washington, D.C., to see that city’s successful regulations in action first-hand.
The proposal incorporates creative new ideas to reduce sidewalk closures and keep high-volume ped pathways open next to construction zones. Recommendations include encouraging covered walkways, improving signs and ensuring walkways can be navigated by people with limited mobility. The proposal will be formally adopted after the comment period has ended, so stay tuned!
Who says urban design and transportation can’t be interesting…for teens? Certainly not the eight high school students who were participants in Seattle Housing Authority’s Yesler 2014 Summer Youth Program. Yesler 2014 aims to involve teens and young adults in the redevelopment of the Yesler Terrace neighborhood. With their help, the neighborhood’s open space, cultural spaces, pedestrian paths, and other features will be designed with a youth perspective in mind.