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Shilshole Bay Marina Parking Study

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Shilshole Bay Marina Parking Study

The Port of Seattle celebrates all of the reasons people come to Shilshole Bay Marina. With the goal of maximizing access, the Port is launching the Shilshole Bay Marina Parking Study. The study will include analytical methods to uncover the dominant patterns of parking utilization. Once the patterns are established, the study will look at parking management frameworks that are responsive to each of the user groups. We are using a consultant with extensive experience with parking management strategies.

Why is the Port doing this study?

Shilshole has a variety of parking needs and attracts visitors for wide-ranging reasons. Past efforts have looked at the layout of parking and parking restrictions, but this will be the first study that includes a thorough data collection effort to evaluate patterns of parking demand and utilization. The study will leverage the findings to consider parking management frameworks that are responsive to the various user groups. We are using consultant Dixon Resources Unlimited who has extensive experience with parking management strategies. The goal is to have the best possible parking experience for marina users.

Stakeholder Engagement

The Port is committed to hearing from its customers as an integral part of the study and there will be opportunities to get involved throughout the process. Over forty stakeholders participated in our virtual public meeting on October 19.

Anticipated Project Timeline

Data Collection  August - October 2021
Launch of Study September 2021
Stakeholder Engagement September 2021 - March 2022
Conclusions on parking management strategies March 2022

 

Study Goals

  • Ensure fair access to the water
  • Provide customer service
  • Deter parking lot activities with no link to boating, waterfront enjoyment, or Shilshole business
Questions about the study? Contact sbm@portseattle.org or (206) 787-3006 or please direct comments related to Port leases to panger.t2@portseattle.org or (206) 743-6383.
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