July 23rd, 2012 by Cory Bergman
The City of Seattle has released a map showing where its parking enforcement officers are giving scofflaws the boot. Since July of last year, officers have booted 2,713 vehicles for having four or more unpaid tickets. The map shows the largest concentration in downtown, Capitol Hill and Belltown, but there are quite a few in Lower Queen Anne/Uptown as well (click for larger):
So far the program — which is a year old — has produced $2.2 million in revenue for the city. Officers boot about 75 cars a week.
If you’re interested in more, here’s the city’s full report (.pdf).
March 9th, 2010 by Thea
There’s been a lot of construction on Queen Anne Ave N recently, and according to SDOT, the work isn’t going to stop any time soon. SDOT has blocked off much of the sidewalk and street parking from the corner of Queen Anne Ave N and Boston St. all the way down the block to Nancy’s Sewing Basket at 2221 Queen Anne Ave N, while crews dig up the concrete sidewalk and repave.
Although the businesses along this stretch will remain open during the construction, which is expected to continue through Friday, March 19, parking will be blocked off alongside the work zone 24 hours a day through completion. The sidewalk is currently open to pedestrians.
Tags: construction, parking, Queen Anne Ave N, SDOT
March 4th, 2010 by Thea
The street parking from the corner of Queen Anne Ave N and Howe St. to 1900 Queen Anne Ave N. is entirely blocked off today due to SDOT workers, who repaved the area a couple of weeks ago, and are now working to remove and replant tress along the sidewalk.
Although the sidewalk is clear for pedestrians to pass through, parking along this stretch will be blocked off until midnight tonight.
Tags: construction, parking, Queen Anne Ave N, SDOT, sidewalk, trees
January 11th, 2010 by Thea
There may be a little less parking on the top of the hill for the next couple of days. Starting today from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. SDOT crews will be repairing the cracked sidewalk in front of the Queen Anne Dispatch, located at 2212 Queen Anne Ave N.
The construction is expected to continue for the same hours through Thursday, January 14, “As long as it doesn’t keep raining,” one of the SDOT employees told me this morning. Half of the sidewalk and street parking is blocked off between Boston and McGraw to accommodate the city’s large (and noisy) machines.
And as if that weren’t enough, it looks like City Light is stationed outside Inspire Pilates across the street, tinkering with their new sign.
Although parking may be sparse, both Inspire and the Dispatch are open for business today, so if you have exercise to do and mail to pick up, don’t be intimidated by the loud roar of the big machines, though you may have to park a few blocks down.
Tags: City Light, construction, Inspire Pilates, parking, Queen Anne Dispatch, SDOT, sidewalk repair
November 25th, 2009 by Thea
Parking will by sparse on Queen Anne Ave N today. Four Seattle City Light trucks have blocked off east side street parking so that they can repair some faulty street lights.
Crews will be working until 3 p.m. this afternoon between Blaine and Howe on Queen Anne Ave.
According to one City Light worker, the street lights they are trying to repair have been “out for some time,” and should be working again later today.
Remember to drive cautiously through the work zone.
Tags: City Light, parking, repairs, street light
November 15th, 2008 by Miss Kitty
The days of free or “cheap” parking in Seattle may soon be numbered. This sign, the one that says “One Hour Parking” may be a thing of the past if the Seattle City Council has its way.
A new proposal by the Seattle City Council would raise the hourly parking rate by a dollar, from $1.50 to $2.50, in downtown Seattle and surrounding neighborhoods, and 50 to 75 cents in other neighborhoods. Free parking in Fremont, upper Queen Anne and parts of West Seattle could also come to an end. The proposed hike would raise $13 million of the city’s $19 million budget shortfall, or would it? Would people stop driving and parking? Would this hurt business?