Preview of things to come? Paid parking headed to Fremont

We’ve been following the city Transportation Department‘s plan for a “parking review” in the greater Junction area (WSB coverage archived here) — and with active work on that review set to start soon, we thought you’d be interested in the latest development in another neighborhood whose “review” has just concluded: Despite outrage and outcry, the city announced today it’ll put pay stations in Fremont.

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9 Replies to "Preview of things to come? Paid parking headed to Fremont"

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    acemotel December 5, 2008 (7:00 am)

    Since the city announced they’ll be increasing parking fees to meet budget shortfalls, I’m not surprised. If it will keep city services to address youth violence, I’d be happy to pay for parking.

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    Jeremy December 5, 2008 (7:51 am)

    Frankly, I think the California/Alaska Junction should be a pedestrian only zone.

    One block South and North of the junction should be totally closed to car traffic. Allow Alaska to stay open for traffic. Parking can be had behind all of the businesses in the junction.

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    cruiser December 5, 2008 (9:26 am)

    Now,now Jeremy there’ll be none of that smart thinking around here:)

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    A multi-modal guy December 5, 2008 (10:21 am)

    Smart? Try ludicrous.

    And SDOT are simply bald-faced liars. Shameful.

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    adrs December 5, 2008 (12:35 pm)

    Bye, Bye, Junction!

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    Molly December 5, 2008 (1:09 pm)

    No, please!!

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    MAS December 5, 2008 (3:43 pm)

    Yes, paid for parking will be the end of the Junction, like it’s been the end of every other business district that it’s happened to… Oh, hold it, that’s never happened before.

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    SG December 6, 2008 (9:57 am)

    Would the city provide residential parking permits for folks within a few blocks of the Junction since all of those cars will now be parked in front of my house?….and I don’t have a garage.

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    Julie Deutscher December 26, 2008 (12:30 pm)

    Regarding parking in the West Seattle Junction
    As a former West Seattle person and who still has family there I am greatly sadden by the fact that there is no parking in the junction area. The area is overgrown with condo’s,( and Shoddy ones at that) thanks to real estate people who have an agreement with the developers to build. It all comes down to lots of $$$ in the realtors pockets as well as the developers pockets. Why should the people have to pay for parking in the junction??? Let the Developers pay for all the parking in the area. (they are the ones who have the money) The area is not a community anymore. It has grown into a greedy money making area, and not a happy small community that we used to love.

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