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Seattle Considering a Sweeping Parking Reform Package
The city of Seattle is considering a package of parking reforms that would change everything from parking amounts to bicycle parking requirements and the definition of frequent transit service, as well as adding a new "flexible-use parking" designation to the city's land use code.
Stephen Fesler previews the ordinance in its current form, listing the changes made to the ordinance since it first went public in September 2017. At that time, Fesler provided a "deep dive" into the city's proposed parking reforms. Doug Trumm also provided coverage of the proposed parking reforms in September 2017. Parking reform is in the news in Seattle again as the Planning, Land Use, and Zoning Committee of the City Council will have a public hearing on the ordinance today.