Imagine an ordinance that could help lower the cost of rent, relieve congestion, reduce our transportation emissions and air pollution, and improve bicycle parking. Changing city rules for off-street parking in new buildings will do all these things!
That's why it's important to speak up on Wednesday, February 21 at a Seattle Public Hearing.
Proposed legislation before the Seattle Cit Council's Planning, Land Use, and Zoning Committee, with a few additional amendments, will:
-Reduce how much parking a developer must construct in those parts of the city served by frequent transit.
-Allow for off-site rental of underused private parking, which will also reduce the amount of new parking construction
-Improve bike storage and bike parking options.
-Require landlords to unbundle the cost of parking from rent, so those who don't want to pay for a parking space won't have to.
-Sets stronger, uniform standards bicycle parking.
The hearing begins at 9:30am. We'll gather at the coffee shop inside City Hall at 8:30am to help anyone interested in giving comment to craft their remarks and better understand the ordinance.