Permit Parking Zones are Going Away but it will be okay!
We’ve outline options to help people impacted by the upcoming permit parking changes. On this webpage you’ll find more information about the many transportation options in Downtown Tacoma.
Sell Your Car (or use it less)
Buy yourself a celebratory ice cream cone with all that extra cash and commit to a car- free lifestyle. You’ll enjoy savings of $8,469* on average per year, you’ll likely improve your health, and you’ll certainly improve the health of your environment.
Pay to Park Your Car Elsewhere
There are many monthly parking options in Tacoma. If you’re able to switch some of your trips to walk, bike, or transit you can keep your car for those errands and trips that can only be done by car.
The best way to get up-to-date rates and availability is to call the different companies that run garages downtown.
Become an All-Star Parking Sleuth
There is still free parking downtown and existing spots are not going away – just the permitting process.
You’ll likely have to compete with students, shoppers, employees, and other residents but it is possible.
Websites like Parkopedia.com and ParkMe.com can help you track down spots near where you live and work. Some of these spots are metered and most require you to move the car every few hours. This option is less convenient.
For Employers, Change Up Your Parking
Helping your staff find parking can be an ongoing challenge. If you provide your employees with monthly parking passes, consider changing over to a daily parking pass system. Daily parking helps give flexibility, which in turn leads to less parking overall and more smart commuting. Yay!
More information here: Daily Parking Guide
For more email LauraS@downtownonthego.org