Do your customers, clients, or vendors visit your business in Pioneer Square? You can help neighborhood visitors find low-rate parking by spreading the word about DowntownSeattleParking.com. The Alliance for Pioneer Square is partnering with WSDOT, the City of Seattle, Downtown Seattle Association and nearby parking garages to offer parking spaces for just $3/hour, up to four hours.
In Pioneer Square – Stadium Place Garage, First & Columbia and the Butler Garage are all part of the affordable parking program. This means cheap and available parking is plentiful within a few blocks of your destination. You can help by posting a link to DowntownSeattleParking.com on your website, newsletter and meeting confirmations. For a complete toolkit including links, graphics and more please contact liz[at]pioneersquare.org.
In late September, SDOT will add Sunday time limits to parking spaces near retail and restaurants in Pioneer Square. The new time limits are designed for customers and visitors to more easily find parking on Sundays. The change affects about 25 percent of the on-street parking spaces in Pioneer Square with limits of two hours between 10 AM to 6 PM. The blue lines on the map show the streets affected. These new time restrictions connect to the existing time limits along the Waterfront, which SDOT found allowed an extra 30 to 40 percent of vehicles to find parking.
Parking will still stay FREE on Sundays.
Find more information on SDOT’s blog.
The Seattle Department of Transportation plans to replace all its parking pay stations between the summer of 2014 and the end of 2016 with new technology.
A one-month on-street trial will take place from February 14 to March 14, along Fourth Avenue between Stewart and Bell streets. There will be seven different models being tested, from four different vendors. During this time, SDOT invites the public to provide feedback regarding the aesthetics, ease of use and overall impression of each of the pay station models by completing a survey available online at http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/parking/newpaystations.htm.
New technology will provide a higher level of customer service and communications reliability, and will be better able to handle more complex parking rate programming requirements. It will also better integrate with other current and future parking management technologies and systems, from pay by phone to Seattle Police Parking Enforcement.
Seattle has approximately 2,200 parking pay stations that control paid parking for about 12,000 on-street parking spaces in Seattle. The oldest pay stations were first installed in 2004 and are coming to the end of their useful lives.
The Alliance partnership with Washington State Department of Transportation, Seattle Department of Transportation, and Waterfront stakeholders on Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project parking mitigation to bring you free parking on First Thursday. Now we are excited to announce the parking program has been extended through to the end of the year! Visit FirstThursdaySeattle.com for details on the free parking program.
The partnership has also helped address parking on other days besides First Thursday. Visit DowntownSeattleParking.com for discounted parking lot rates throughout Pioneer Square and the Waterfront. The website was created to be a central location for parking information in the neighborhood. Refer friends, family, clients, and customers to the website to let them know that even with all the construction going on there are still places to park!