Junction parking review update: Want to take a tour?

New information from Dante Taylor, who’s managing the upcoming Junction parking review that may — or may not — lead to signs like the one at left. Our last update was January 13th, when Taylor appeared at the Junction Neighborhood Organization (JuNO) meeting and said the first phase would involve both informational mailers and walking tours. If you live in the area that’s being studied (Dakota to Brandon, 47th to 39th, plus the Triangle area) you should receive a mailer within the next week. As for the walking tours – Taylor would like to hear from you if you are interested in participating – it’ll involve scheduling a time to join a small group walking around the area and discussing the reality of the parking situation, good and bad, and whether any specific “tools” might be needed to improve the situation – e-mail him at JunctionParking@seattle.gov ASAP.

9 Replies to "Junction parking review update: Want to take a tour?"

  • WSC January 30, 2009 (5:28 am)

    Whoa, just starting to type a comment @ 5:25AM and we got a nice little earthquake. That was a good little roller! Horizontal shaker it seemed like. Still want to build that tunnel eh?

  • mike January 30, 2009 (6:57 am)

    Tunnel is actually safer than a raised road in an earthquake.

    Back on topic, why are we charging for parking in West Seattle?

  • old timer January 30, 2009 (7:50 am)

    “…why are we charging for parking in West Seattle?”

    Because it will be a constant revenue source for the city.
    Not only for the parking fees, but also the annual parking permit fees to residents in the affected areas.
    Remember, government’s first obligation is to itself.

  • 56bricks January 30, 2009 (9:06 am)

    Soon we’ll have an estimated air use fee (no, not a tax) for breathing unles you are willing to pay the extra expense for a personal meter so that you only pay for the amont you actually use.

  • Alki Res. January 30, 2009 (11:31 am)

    Pay Parking killed the Junction some years ago… that’s why they removed the meters. I can’t believe they are going to do it again!

  • GenHillOne January 30, 2009 (5:57 pm)

    I can’t for the life of me figure out why this would go anywhere but on California. 47th – 39th is *pretty much* all residential. Is this a case of asking for the world so we’ll think paying for Calif isn’t so bad? Or do I really need to be worried about my visitors having to pay for parking?

  • jeannie January 30, 2009 (8:09 pm)

    Parking fees are a terrible idea. If they are worried about people hogging the parking spaces, make the first two hours free. Better still, just leave it alone. I’m going to email Dante. Guess what? Paying for parking = fewer people shopping in the Junction = lower tax revenue for the city. The city would be shooting itself in the foot.

  • Dano Beal January 30, 2009 (11:55 pm)

    The Junction merchants should be VERY concerned about this. Charging for parking will just cause many of us to do our shopping elsewhere… It will be easy to do… while doing other everyday errands that are close by (Westwood center, Fred Meyer, 1st ave, all provide free parking…) Why make it a pain in the wallet to support local business?!….. What a stupid, misguided proposal

  • jeannie January 31, 2009 (1:35 am)

    Be sure to email the mayor and city council. I let them know this is a terrible idea. They need to show some consideration for the middle class and small-business owners.

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