How do the changes to Rainier Avenue effect on-street parking?

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

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