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RPZ Policy Review
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) conducted a review of the Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) Program to analyze, evaluate and redesign it to support Seattle parking management, transportation, economic development, land use and social justice goals.
S&A coordinated with SDOT to announce an 80-day public comment period and launched a proactive, broad-based public engagement effort. The goals were to raise awareness of the RPZ program; widely disseminate the draft RPZ policy review proposals; and collect feedback from stakeholders to help inform final decisions.
This proactive public engagement effort increased awareness of the draft recommendations and drove citizen participation and feedback that helped inform SDOT and Mayor’s Office decisions. During the public comment period:
• More than 8,000 people visited the RPZ Policy Review Project website
• More than 6,000 people downloaded the RPZ Policy Draft Recommendations
• More than 300 people completed an online survey
• Nearly 500 formal comments were submitted
• 12 presentations were made at community meetings attended by more than 270 people