Parking in certain Seattle neighborhoods can be...fun? Is that the word? No, that's not it. Infuriating. That's the word we were looking for.
Anyway, KIRO got their hands on a note written by Seattle Department of Transportation Director Scott Kubly to his staff that asks them to put together a list of the top five places around Seattle without metered parking or that could have extended metered parking hours. Specifically, he seemed to have a lot of interest in creating more metered opportunities in Ballard.
"Riding down Shilshole – we could make a mint on weekends," he wrote in a note to staff.
When asked, Kubly said that the city currently had no plans for paid parking on Shilshoe but is in fact looking at Uptown/Lower Queen Anne, Columbia City and the Pike-Pine corridor to turn some free parking sections into paid ones. SDOT is also looking into extending paid parking hours past 8 p.m. in the Pike-Pine corridor and reviewing the cap of $4/hour for spots.
· More metered parking? Transportation director is considering it [KIRO]