Those of us living near Restricted Parking Zone 22 (in southern Wallingford east of Stone Way) or Zone 34 (in eastern Wallingford near 40th) recently received a mailer from the city entitled Notice of Decision describing changes to these RPZs. The very title as well as the actions to take place in just the next month or two have me believing that, this time, “final” means final.
Back in June, I wrote about SDOT’s most recent proposals for these RPZs based upon citizen input and surveys. Essentially, SDOT was contemplating two significant modifications to the plan they had at that time:
- Zone 22 would be extended all the way to Pacific south of 37th St. although only on one side of each street
- The notion of extending Zone 34 south of 40th St. would be retracted
Well, under this new, apparently final, plan, SDOT is doing a 180 on those ideas based upon citizen input received over the summer:
- Zone 22 will remain as is although the hours in which the RPZ is in effect will change slightly
- Zone 34 will be extended south of 40th to Pacific
See the graphic for more details.
For folks living near Zone 22 who had hoped that that zone actually would be expanded, SDOT added this interesting note to the mailer: “Through SDOT’s standard petition process, individual blocks adjacent to Zone 22 signed blocks may be able to have Zone 22 signs installed (including blocks east of Wallingford Ave N). Please email [email protected] for further information.”
Here’s what to expect in the coming months:
- If you live south of 40th in the area soon to be covered by Zone 34, you will receive information in the mail in early October from SDOT telling you how to purchase RPZ permits
- New Zone 34 signs will go up in November
- Zone 22 signs, reflecting the changed hours, will also be installed in November