Times P-I has a story today about a city proposal to restrict the number of residential parking permits people can have in certain neighborhoods. According to the article, households in some of the densest areas – like the heart of Capitol Hill – would be restricted to only one permit. In other aeas, like Wallingford,
a household would be allowed two permits. The article continues:
But for other residents, the proposed restrictions could remove fleets of cars on streets, and parking could get a little better, said city parking planner Mary Catherine Snyder. The permits, which exempt vehicles from time limits in residential parking zones, are intended to give residents a better chance of finding all-day spaces in their own neighborhoods.
I notice the CD isn’t among the neighborhoods mentioned (is this due to density requirements?) although there is a “Zone 14 near Garfield High School” that is slated for four permits per household.
If you’re a car owner like me, you’ve probably noticed that it’s getting increasingly tougher to find all-day parking outside your house or even on your block, due to the recent influx of townhouse and multi-family housing.
What do you think? Are parking spaces becoming scarcer in the CD? If so, what, if anything, should be done about it.
Here’s the story: