Right Size Parking Project

Demonstration Projects

Pilot Programs

Right Size Parking is undertaking a series of demonstration projects that build on the research and analysis phase of the project, transforming key findings and concepts into real-world applications. These pilot projects are driven by stakeholder engagement and fit into one of two categories:

  • Policy-based pilots work to align jurisdiction parking regulations with regional goals. Through a competitive bid process, four King County cities were selected as partners and are now working with RSP staff and consultants to analyze potential policy changes.
    • Kent: Identify best code and management strategies for mixed use areas in the suburban context.
    • Kirkland: Establish parking requirements that reflect market demand and prevent spillover.
    • Seattle: Evaluate existing policies and programs, explore private shared parking opportunities.
    • Tukwila: Identify parking strategies for TIBS station-area; explore private shared parking.
  • Pricing-based pilots test parking pricing with innovative parking management and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) strategies, and will begin in early 2014. Four partners were recently selected through a competitive bid process: Capitol Hill Housing, El Centro de la Raza, Hopelink, and Zipcar. The details of these pilots are currently being solidified; more details will be added here as they become available.

Who will benefit?

Developers, public decision makers, and communities will all benefit from the outcome of this project. With updated context-sensitive information on parking demand, cities can regulate development in way that meets local and regional goals and developers can build more housing near transit and sell it for less.

Contact us

Metro Transit Division
King County Department of Transportation
201 South Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98104-3856

Daniel Rowe
Market Development, Service Development
Send Daniel an email
or call 206-477-5788

We would like to thank the following partners:

Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) - Go to the Website
Urban Land Institute Seattle - Go to the Website
Washington State Department of Transportation - Go to the Website