Between summer 2014 and the end of 2016, SDOT plans to replace all parking pay stations – roughly 2,200 total – in the city, including pay stations on Queen Anne. The oldest pay stations were installed in 2004, and according to SDOT, 10 years is their “useful” lifespan.
SDOT is running a one-month trial from February 14 to March 14 along 4th Ave between Stewart and Bell of seven different models from four different vendors. SDOT is seeking public feedback on the stations’ aesthetics, ease of use, and “overall impression” via an online survey.
The technology of the piloted pay stations are designed to provide better customer service and integration with pay by phone and Seattle Police Parking Enforcement. New stations will also be able to handle more complex parking rate programming requirements.
Take the survey today to provide your feedback on new parking pay stations that’ll hit the city streets over the next two years. You can experience them for yourself at the locations in the pilot program, mapped out below: