West Seattle Junction parking changes: The final map

December 30, 2009 at 10:36 am | In Junction parking review, Transportation, West Seattle news | 7 Comments


That’s the finalized map from SDOT showing the end result of the two-year West Seattle Junction parking review, posted online yesterday and mailed to Junction-area businesses and homes. (Click the image or here to see the mailer full-size.) The review began in February 2008 (here’s our first report), elicited mostly sighs of relief five months ago when SDOT announced no pay stations were forthcoming, then ended in November (WSB coverage here) with a recommendation of signage changes along several blocks in the “study area.” They’re the same ones announced at the November meeting – on the map above, the ones marked in green will be posted as 2-hour zones, and the ones marked in dark blue will change from 1-hour to 2-hour zones, with the signs going up “in early 2010.” Here’s the official city infopage for the Junction parking review – that’s where you can read the background documents including evaluations of the Junction parking situation as surveyed during the review. Also worth noting if you missed our November report – though the city’s original plan was to study another West Seattle neighborhood’s parking situation in 2010, SDOT said that plan’s now changed, and there won’t be another survey here (Admiral, Alki and Morgan Junction are on deck, eventually) before 2011.

7 Comments

  1. I wonder if they’re aware they have 47th Ave SW marked at 17th? Oops.

    Comment by Harpie — 11:05 am December 30, 2009 #

  2. I know that the residents of 41st who live near the Alaska end of the block have been asking for this for a long time, to alleviate the issues of people from other neighborhoods who drive to the street, park for the day, and either take buses downtown to work or go to work at Junction businesses. However, I can’t see how limiting parking on a small portion of the block won’t just transplant the problem to the Oregon end of the block and to the adjacent blocks.

    Comment by cjboffoli — 11:40 am December 30, 2009 #

  3. I’d sure love to see them make some parking changes around the Morgan Junction and add some 2 hr spots..Especially in front of Kokoras, Zeeks, etc…There’s 2 or 3 rundown POS vehicles that park there constantly in front of these business, and STAY there for 72 hrs until forced to move. I’ve seen them with tickets on them from time to time. Just tow the damn things already.

    Comment by grr — 12:24 pm December 30, 2009 #

  4. Some streets, 41st in particular, are incredibly challenged by the varied groups that park on them. The proposed 2-hour restrictions on the south end of the block make no sense given that the bank and Capco Plaza have customer parking within. Many residents of the street advocated for an RPZ, but this was not approved. Christopher – I agree that the problems on 41st will only be worsened after implementation of the new restricted areas. Dante Taylor from SDOT will be at the JuNO meeting on Jan. 12th at 6:30pm at Ginomai for anyone wanting to join the discussion.

    Comment by Erica K — 1:31 pm December 30, 2009 #

  5. this all seems like a prelude to something big, like a trader joes being built in the area or something.

    Comment by FrogBaseball — 1:57 pm December 30, 2009 #

  6. Does the RPZ not being approved mean that residents will not be able to park all day either? I bus to work and have no off street parking available. This is very frustrating.

    Comment by Jenn — 6:11 pm December 30, 2009 #

  7. Got to admit I am shocked they did not fill the Junction with parking meters. It’s only a matter of time.

    Comment by CB — 2:20 am December 31, 2009 #

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