Metro and Sound Transit want to hear from customers on a proposed new parking option at regional park-and-rides, many of which are full or nearly full by early morning as demand for transit grows.
The two agencies seek public feedback on a parking permit system for customers who want to pay for reserved spaces at some park-and-ride facilities. Permit parking is already available for carpoolers who drive together to select park-and-rides. This proposal would expand that program to offer permits to solo drivers as well. Drivers without permits would still be able to use park-and-rides on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Starting this week, the public can comment via this online survey or by attending one of several neighborhood drop-in sessions. Public input is essential as Metro and Sound Transit consider locations for permit parking and potential pricing options.
Metro and Sound Transit are collaborating on this outreach effort to improve customer experience, develop a shared understanding of customer needs and priorities, and support coordinated development of parking management strategies.
How your feedback will be used
Feedback collected through this outreach effort will be reported to the King County Council, the King County Executive and the Sound Transit Board of Directors. Metro leadership will use this feedback as it considers future parking management strategies at Metro.
Learn more about solo driver permit parking and share your comments via this online survey by March 31 or by attending a neighborhood drop-in session near you.
400 SW 152nd St, Burien, WA 98166
Thursday, March 8
650 Main St, Edmonds, WA 98020
Thursday, March 15
5 -7 p.m.
10548 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
Sunday, March 18
1 -3:30 p.m.
100 Mill Ave S, Renton, WA 98057
Wednesday, March 21
5 -7 p.m.
324 S Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371
Tuesday, March 27
5 -7 p.m.
401 S. Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98104
Wednesday, March 28
5 – 7 p.m.
308 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033
Saturday, March 31
I don’t personally feel this fixes the problem. The problem is not enough parking is provided for something you say you are encouraging people to use. Many times, I have gone to a park and ride to find “reserved” spaces and others already filled and this is fairly early in the morning. This has caused me to drive where I’ve attempted to take public transportation. Maybe a better way instead of “reserving” already limited spaces, is to purchase a large parking lot and shuttle people to the park and ride? I don’t know, but what you have now doesn’t work and doesn’t encourage me to want to use it.
If I understand correctly then, if half the spots are reserved, those who don’t win a reservation in the lottery will be competing for half as many spots every morning?
So wealthy people deserve even more advantages over people with less economic advantages. MAKES NO SENSE. You shouldn’t be able to buy better parking at a PUBLIC transit center.
This is very good. It would also be good to explore light rail parking options for city residents
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