Kathleen Myers, Community Programs Coordinator, 509.625.6733
Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 5:07 p.m.
A request was placed with the City of Spokane to review meter timestays in the area of:
The City of Spokane conducted a 10 day comment period during which citizens and parking meter users provided feedback on the proposed changes (see maps below). This public feedback provides learning opportunities about impacts to businesses, residences, or properties in the affected area.
Throughout the 10 day public comment period, the City of Spokane received overwhelmingly positive feedback for the proposed timestay changes. Residents, business owners and downtown employees in the area expressed support for the longer timestays in this area, especially for 4 hour and all day meters.
According to the 2010 Downtown Parking Plan Update, in order for parking to be considered efficient, meters must have an average of 85% usage. The City of Spokane conducted an efficiency study for parking meters as part of this program. On the City blocks with the current timestay, the City study showed about 10-13% usage at these meters. The City has proceeded with the proposed timestay changes and will continue to assess the usage over the next several months. Citizens and downtown visitors can now use these extended timestay meters!