Creating Parking Spaces by Charging More for Parking

San Francisco's Seattle-style dynamic parking prices are accomplishing their goal: Opening up parking spaces and reducing traffic.

03/22/2012 By Josh Feit


Longer Parking Hours Are Hurting Chinatown Businesses

Don Blakeney: Longer parking hours in the Chinatown-International District are forcing mom-and-pop restaurants to hustle to make up for faltering sales.

03/05/2012 By Don Blakeney

Morning Fizz

The Flexibility at the Local Level

Wednesday Edition: Caffeinated news & gossip.

02/29/2012 By Josh Feit

The C is for Crank

Is Paid Parking Killing Chinatown? In a Word: No.

Not only is an extension of paid parking in Chinatown not hurting local restaurants, the neighborhood's restaurant sales are up.

02/27/2012 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Removed from the Scofflaw List

Thursday edition. Caffeinated news & gossip.

12/15/2011 By Morning Fizz

The C is for Crank

San Francisco: People Still Park Downtown, Even With Higher Rates

Evidence from San Francisco shows that people are willing to pay more for parking---if it's convenient.

12/14/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


New Parking Rates All Over the Map

A look at the future of parking rates in Seattle.

09/28/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Monday Jolt: McGinn Wins, Seattle Times Loses

The day's winners and losers.

09/26/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

City Hall

City Approves More Money for Money-Losing Downtown Garage

The city council approves an additional loan for the money-losing Pacific Place parking garage.

09/06/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Sound Transit Recommends Near-Doubling of Parking Garage

Sound Transit plans a massive new parking garage southeast of Seattle.

07/08/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


McGinn Officially Proposes "Liquor Sticker"

Mayor Mike McGinn announces that the city will start allowing people to park in metered spaces overnight---the so-called "liquor sticker."

04/21/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Dreaming of A Universal Parking Impact Fee

Seattle, like most U.S. cities, faces a Catch-22 barrier to reducing car dependence: Buildings must have ample parking because there's no reasonable alternative to driving, but all that parking perpetuates travel habits and land use patterns that sabotage

10/12/2010 By Dan Bertolet


There Is No Defensible Justification For The Public Subsidy Of Parking

Raising on-street parking meter rates to reflect market value is a dangerous idea, we're told, because it will coerce customers away from businesses in Seattle's commercial centers and send them to far-flung places where parking is cheaper or free. The un

10/11/2010 By Dan Bertolet


Sick Trike

02/02/2010 By Dan Bertolet

Morning Fizz

After Detailed Discussions

01/07/2010 By Morning Fizz