PRCC Mar 6 speaker on proposed changes to parking and transit rules

posted Mar 6, 2018, 7:45 AM by PRCC Webmaster   [ updated Mar 6, 2018, 8:06 AM ]

Phinney Ridge Community Council    

March 6 City Planner Speaking on Proposed Changes to Parking and Transit Rules:

How will proposed changes affect Phinney/Greenwood parking and transit?

Location: Phinney Neighborhood Center; 7:00 p.m.          

The Phinney Ridge Community Council will host a discussion March 6th at 7 p.m. on the proposed parking changes being considered by City Council. Councilmembers say they are working to promote transportation options by discouraging use of cars and increasing car sharing, mass transit and bicycles. Gordon Clowers, Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections’ Senior Planner, will be joining us to help explain the proposal.

Among the issues we are hoping to discuss:

·         Do the proposed policies take into consideration the steep hills on Phinney/Greenwood that can affect mobility?

·         Do the policies work toward the City’s stated goal of becoming an “age-friendly city” (One that works to maintain and improve livability for seniors)?

·         Are these policies realistic given the region’s rapid growth? 

·         Why does the proposal want to change the definition of "Frequent Transit Service" to allow for longer intervals between buses?

·         Which types of buildings will be exempt from providing parking under the proposal and how does that differ from current regulations?

Additional questions for the discussion may be directed to

City staff recommends the following web page for more information., Director’s Report and FAQ.

Links to the draft ordinance are on  which is a neighborhood group mounting a legal challenge the City’s definition and measurement of Frequent Transit Service.

Neighborhood residents who would like to communicate with the Mayor and City Councilmembers on the topic can submit comments in writing and/or attend the City Council meeting on March 7, 9:30 a.m. and speak during the public comment period. We encourage you to help shape this policy as it will impact transportation, commerce and quality of life across the city.;;;;;;;;;


Phinney Neighborhood Center is located at 6532 Phinney Ave N.