Turn the library's parking lots into pay lots at night and on Sundays' when they're closed.
Make the free disabled parking for only two hours. End the abuse of the system.
Consolidate all transit services into one regional transit authority. There are at least NINE transit companies in our area! It is possible to ride local buses from Bellingham to Portland. If all these companies were combined into one region wide transit authority, it would provide for smoother operation for both the transit authority and for riders, too! As an example of something that works great, Dallas Area Rapid... more »
Here is a solution to the city's budget issues and the apparent problem around parking turnover, TIERED PARKING RATES. Example: $0.50 30 minutes of parking $2.00 60 minutes of parking $4.00 90 minutes of parking $6.00 120 minutes of parking Tiered parking rates will solve the parking turnover issue without driving consumers to other cities. It encourages consumers to shop more efficiently, not drive shoppers... more »
I suggest you set market-rate parking rates for parking on public land. This includes parking meters, city parking lots, and street parking. Parking would remain free or very low cost in less dense neighborhoods where the market rate is close to $0. It would be higher in dense areas like downtown, Capitol Hill, and Belltown. Businesses would not be hurt because parking costs would be based on what the market will... more »