(Way back in 2000 our neighborhood flirted with becoming part of a Residential Parking Zone, but nothing came of it. Details on this old page [October 2000 MPNA Meeting, near bottom], with the nitty-gritty on this page. I vaguely recall a neighbor trying to enlarge the Capitol Hill RPZ a couple of years ago, but there was little neighborhood interest.
Now the City's revisiting the issue. Maybe parking is now enough of a pain for us to be interested? Here's general RPZ information)
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is now engaged in a review of the Residential Parking Zone (RPZ) program in Seattle. The RPZ program is designed to help residents who live in congested areas by discouraging long-term parking of non-residents on residential streets. Staff is looking at all aspects of the program, including program goals, permit issuance; zone creation, and enforcement practices. This work is being done in the broader context of the city’s goals with regards to parking management, transportation, land use, sustainability, climate change, and race and social justice. Staff is also looking at best practices for RPZ programs elsewhere.
SDOT wants to hear from you about the Residential Parking Zone Program. To learn more, to fill out an online survey, or to subscribe to the mailing list, go to: www.seattle.gov/transportation/parking/rpz_policy_review.htm
Please join the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) on a Residential Parking Zone Policy Review Sounding Board. This Sounding Board is one of the ways SDOT is getting feedback from stakeholders regarding the review of the Residential Parking Zone (RPZ) program. The RPZ program is designed to help residents who live in congested areas by discouraging long-term parking of non-residents on residential streets. After nearly thirty years of operation, all aspects of the program are being evaluated, including program goals, permit issuance, zone creation, and enforcement practices.
I would be happy to let some other Miller neighbor take on this important task: we can keep the neighborhood updated via this blog. Here's the letter of invitation from SDOT. Please contact me (Andrew_taylor@mac.com) if you'd like to take on this important neighborhood task. In the event of a flood of applicants, we'll have to have an online election for the post!