Updated May 18, 2021 

What's happening now?

In October 2021, the U District Link Light Rail Station will open. Before the station opens, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is proposing to update curb parking regulations for the surrounding area to balance the needs of those who live, work, or visit the neighborhood with those who use the new station. SDOT has conducted a study on streets around the station and is proposing updates to some on-street parking. 


To take the survey, click here.

You may also submit comments or questions to northgatelinkparking@seattle.gov or by calling 1 (206) 305-8029

Map of curb changes around U-district Light Rail station


In order to prevent all-day parking by station commuters, SDOT is proposing to add paid parking to several blocks that are currently unrestricted parking. Proposed changes are shown on the map above. 12th Avenue NE will be part of the U District Core parking area, with a 2-hour time limit, 8 AM to 8 PM. All other blocks will be part of the U District Edge parking area, with a 4-hour time limit, 8 AM to 6 PM. Paid parking will be in effect Monday through Saturday and is unrestricted in the evenings and on Sundays. Paid parking is currently 50 cents per hour, but rates change depending on parking occupancy. Information on current parking rates in these areas is here: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/projects-and-programs/programs/parking-program/paid-parking-information/street-parking-rates.  


Existing loading zones will reviewed and will be maintained unless otherwise notified. If you would like to request a new loading zone, please reach out to northgatelinkparking@seattle.gov.  


SDOT is taking feedback on proposed curbspace changes. Please complete this survey by June 7, 2021 if you would to comment or receive project updates.  

To take the survey, click here.

You may also submit comments or questions to northgatelinkparking@seattle.gov or by calling (206) 305-8029

Click here to view the mailer.