SDOT is working to improve mobility options and access to neighborhoods like Wallingford for residents, visitors and employees. Effectively managing on-street parking for people and commerce, while also improving transit service and access, facilitating shared mobility options like car share and bike share, and improving the pedestrian environment are all important elements to making sure people can get to, from and around your neighborhood.

Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) Study

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) recently completed a parking study of residential streets in Wallingford surrounding N 45th St/NE 45th St. We would like to share the results of the study with you and hear your thoughts on potential on-street parking changes.

See the results of the study here.

What is an RPZ?
Restricted Parking Zones are installed to limit commuter parking from major demand generators such as hospitals, universities, and business districts on nearby residential streets, while still allowing short-term parking for customers and visitors to support thriving neighborhood business districts. RPZs do this through signed time limits that:
  • Are usually in effect during the day (for example, from 7 AM – 6 PM)
  • Can be on either one or both sides of the street
  • Allow short-term visitor parking
  • Allow residents to purchase permits to park longer than the posted time limit
  • Allow unrestricted parking when the signs are not in effect

Why was an RPZ study conducted?
We received requests from the Wallingford Community Council to study parking in residential areas in Wallingford. We completed this study to consider areas for potential new RPZs and changes to the existing Zones 5 and 22 based upon updated conditions.

Map of study area
The map below shows the whole study area, including blocks that may not be included in a final RPZ design. Please click here to see the full results of the study.

<span style="color: #000000; font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Map of study area</strong></span><br><span style="color: #000000; font-size: 12pt;">The map below shows the whole study area, including blocks that may not be included in a final RPZ design. Please <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a> to see the full results of the study.</span>