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First Fremont parking meters installed

By master · February 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Over the past few days, SDOT crews have been installing parking signs through Fremont. And now, the first electronic parking meters are going in:

This one, as you can see, is right across from The Rocket. They’re covered in hoods until they’re activated, and SDOT hopes get them running by March 9th. The meters will cost $1.50 an hour for a total of two hours, and they apply to 70 parking spots in the business center of Fremont.

SDOT has also been installing RPZ (residential parking zone) signs on one side of residential streets with 2-hour parking allowed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for non-permit holders, and from 8 p.m. to midnight for residents with permits. The RPZ will be in effect Monday through Saturday. And there are new time-limit signs in unpaid areas that will be in effect from 7 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday. On some streets near restaurants, time limits will continue until 10 p.m. You can see the map with more details right here.

And enjoy your last few days of free parking!

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Chris Smith // Mar 3, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    I was on the RPZ Board and the City and S-dot are in violation of what was agree to at the board hearings. I will be writing more about this but there is a larger issue here that needs to be addressed and that is the abuse of power by S-dot and the Mayors office. The complete disregard for what the people vote for is becoming epidemic and the City Council needs to play their roll in protecting the people of Seattle. Has the City of Seattle notice that George Bush is no longer president and a change has come?

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