Parking on Rainier Avenue is currently provided along both sides of the street: there is space to park over 200 vehicles along the entire length of the roadway. However, less than one-third of the curb space west of Maria Drive is occupied during peak times, and even less is occupied east of Maria Drive. To accommodate a safer road design for all users, parking would be limited to the north side of the street. Given the number of spaces that will be on the north side, we believe that there will be sufficient parking to accommodate current needs. With parking on the north side of the street, additional mid-block high visibility crosswalks with median refuge islands could be installed to provide safer pedestrian and bicycle crossings for people who live on the south side of the street.