After years of keeping tabs on who’s parking where, taking public input and performing whatever other arcane bits of kabbalah go into such decisions, the city has released its final decision on the updated restricted zone parking zones for Wallingford, and it differs from the map they presented back in April for public input.
As before, the streets coming off of 45th near the now defunct Guild 45th theatre will no longer be RPZ. One interesting change (for me!) is that Latona through 5th Ave NE below 42nd (near the John Stanford School) will now be included in the new Zone 34 RPZ. Previous maps had that zone ending at 42nd.
Since I live right in that zone, I had been worried that the commuters coming from the north, parking and walking into the university district would just get pushed down onto my street, making it harder than it already is to find parking (which is already pretty close to impossible on weekdays.) Maybe it will still just push the bump in the rug elsewhere, but at least by moving them westward, it will require the commuters to get a bit more exercise in exchange for their free parking.
Anyone without a zone permit will be restricted to two hours from 7 am to 6 pm Monday – Friday, beginning in early December (signs to start appearing late October). Residents are eligible for up to four permits per address as well as one guest permit, costing $65 and $30 respectively (low income discounts available.)
If you live in a shaded area, you can apply for a permit through the city’s RPZ portal. (I had some trouble getting at that website, apparently it won’t even load unless you include the https:// in the URL.)