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Support Parking Reform: Cheaper Rent, Cleaner Air, Better Buildings

  • Seattle City Hall 600 4th Avenue Seattle, WA, 98104 United States (map)

Imagine an ordinance that could help lower the cost of rent, relieve congestion, reduce our transportation emissions and air pollution, and improve bicycle parking. Changing city rules for off-street parking in new buildings will do all these things! 

That's why it's important to speak up on Wednesday, February 21 at a Seattle Public Hearing.

Proposed legislation before the Seattle Cit Council's Planning, Land Use, and Zoning Committee, with a few additional amendments, will:

-Reduce how much parking a developer must construct in those parts of the city served by frequent transit.
-Allow for off-site rental of underused private parking, which will also reduce the amount of new parking construction
-Improve bike storage and bike parking options.
-Require landlords to unbundle the cost of parking from rent, so those who don't want to pay for a parking space won't have to.
-Sets stronger, uniform standards bicycle parking.

The hearing begins at 9:30am. We'll gather at the coffee shop inside City Hall at 8:30am to help anyone interested in giving comment to craft their remarks and better understand the ordinance.