Jesten Ray, Parking Services, Community Programs Coordinator, 509.625.6819
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 3:30 p.m.
Updated February 3, 2021
When COVID-19 first came on the scene in 2020 and restaurants and bars could no longer provide table service, the City created temporary free 10-minute curbside pick-up parking zones. It was a way to enhance the City’s #OrderUpSpokane initiative to help local restaurants stay open.
As other businesses reopened and offered curbside pick-up, the zones became used by all types of people utilizing curbside pick-up.
Customers and businesses have benefited from the curbside pick-up zones. One business said, “for businesses like mine where there is no drive-thru, it has been a major lifeline to keep our business going.”
We also heard, “I would love to see some form of this to be permanent going forward. Even having one space helps a lot.”
The City listened and is standardizing the free curbside pick-up zones. Why? Looking for a parking spot, finding one, parking and then discovering it is a 10-minute curbside pick-up zone, is frustrating. The goal is to make parking easy.
You may have noticed a change in the curbside pick-up zone locations. They are now the first or last spot on downtown City blocks. This online map shows you where they are located! The meters themselves will have yellow domes and a sign with the free curbside pick-up hours, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., is clearly posted. Customers may have to walk just a little further, but not very far.
The one exception is around River Park Square, where there is a higher number of stores and restaurants doing curbside pick-up.
If you need more than 10 minutes to pick-up your order, you will want to choose a different spot to park. You do not have to put money in these meters right now. The goal is to promote turnover, so people can get their orders and businesses can serve their customers quickly and conveniently. Anyone who stays longer than 10 minutes may receive a citation.
A business can request a curbside sign for their block if the block does not have one already.
Feedback on the zones or requests for a zone on your block can be sent to ParkSpokane@SpokaneCity.org.