With more retail stores allowed to start offering curbside pickup, the city has announced it’ll set up special parking for that, as was done for restaurants. From the announcement:
To support access to the Seattle businesses opening up for curbside delivery, we are rolling out new curbside priority pick-up zones.
The State of Washington’s phased approach to re-opening now allows retail stores to re-open for curbside pick-up. To support these businesses, we are installing temporary 15-minute loading zones to facilitate reliable customer access for pick-ups.
The 15-minute time limit gives people a chance to quickly and safely pick up purchases, while ensuring frequent parking turnover so the locations remain reliably available for use. …
… Interested in having a Curbside Priority Pick-Up Zone near your business? Here’s what you need to know:
*Businesses can call or email 206-684-ROAD to request a Curbside Priority Pick-Up Zone. They should provide business name, address and contact information.
*Staff will review requested locations to make sure a new zone will fit within the nearby curb regulations.
*Generally, we will install one new zone per block, so it may need to be located where it can serve several stores on the block.
*Curbside Priority Pick-Up Zone signs are not assigned to specific businesses, and can be used among several businesses along the block
Approved signs should be installed within a few days of a request. If a new zone cannot be installed, SDOT staff will follow up with businesses to consider alternatives.
SDOT says it’s “installed over 700 3-minute temporary Food Priority Pick-Up Zones at over 400 restaurants” since mid-March.