City relaxes parking to help with pandemic

Apr 3, 2020
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Written by Washington Retail
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Seattle has adjusted parking rules to meet the needs of the community adjusting to the coronavirus pandemic.
The changes are in three areas:
  • The 72-hour parking rule requiring residents to more cars on the street in that period. The City will temporarily suspend enforcement of the 72-hour parking rule for two weeks for people with Residential Parking Zone permits People should still follow posted signs regarding other time restrictions. Vehicles without Residential Parking Zone permits must still obey time limits in those zones.
  • Booting and towing. The city is limiting towing to situations that create safety hazards and suspend booting of vehicles with unpaid parking tickets for the duration of the Seattle Municipal Court closure.
  • The Seattle Department of Transportation is installing temporary loading zones at restaurants to support businesses and facilitate food pick-up. No payment is necessary for quick food pickups in the three-minute load zones. Residents can find all temporary loading zones on the COVID19 – Food Pick-Up Zone Map. Restaurants can request temporary load zones by contacting SDOT at 206-684-ROAD or 684-ROAD@seattle.gov.