Publicola helps us out by identifying another park-and-ride lot:  less than a block West of MLK on Othello St., in front of a Safeway.  It costs $30/month, which is a steal compared to some of the other lots.

Consult our list of other Link parking here.  Share information (cost, location, operating hours) of other lots you’re aware of in the comments.

15 Replies to “More Pay Parking”

  1. Interestingly, I saw that there were just 4 or 5 cars parked in the lot next to Mt. Baker on Monday afternoon well before the evening commute.

  2. Slightly OT, but what is ST doing (or has done) to prevent the Tukwila Int’l Blvd Lots from being a free “Airport” parking lot? (Park at lot, take Link Shuttle to SeaTac)
    Is there a maximum stay?

      1. That’s interesting… That could still save someone $26 (day rate for main garage) those people taking long day-business trips. My wife often takes “long day” business trips to Portland or SFO.

      2. Airport shuttle bus drivers are supposed to ask for a fare ticket or a valid transit pass for the ride to the Airport. A non-transit user parking at Tukwila station for a ride to the airport should not be able to get on the shuttle. (In theory, they could go to the mezzanine to buy a ticket, but the machine knows it’s at Tukwila station and won’t sell a ticket to Tukwila station.)

        I say “supposed to” because I don’t know that the rules are being enforce all that closely, here in the first very few weeks of operations.

  3. Another slightly OT comment – but I find it “amusing” that the Link goes right by that huge Tukwila Bus Base with its large parking garage for for Metro drivers who drive to work. Sigh.

    1. Why are people surprised that bus drivers drive to work? The only buses running at 4am are the owl routes, and they cover only a few areas.

      1. I’m not going to harsh on a professional driver for driving to work, especially given that someone’s gotta drive those buses that start and end operations, mechanics have tools, etc etc.

        I’m about 90% more okay with a transit operator/worker driving to work than i am with, say, transit executives driving to work.

  4. If Sound Transit gets pressured into doing something about parking in SE Seattle, there is one approach that wouldn’t compromise future TOD or other station area development. At the Rainier Beach Station, City Light high-voltage lines pass overhead on their way across Beacon Hill to SODO. City Light allows no structures to be build on this 200-foot wide right-of-way, but they could allow parking.

    With City cooperation, use rights to a few acres of the ROW could be had for little or no cost. Expenses would be for design, grading (removing some of the mounds that were created to build the Chief Sealth Bike Trail), paving, landscaping, and lighting.

    Limiting this project to the area within a block or two of the station could probably accommodate a few hundred cars. One acre can park about 120 cars, depending on configuration.

    Yes, the City would have to modify its policy of “No Park-and-Ride Lots in Seattle except at Northgate and Roosevelt”. Maybe they could just add “and Rainier Beach” to their list of exceptions.

    1. Actually, wouldn’t that make a better location for a transit center? Perhaps all the buses that hang out at Rainier & Henderson?

      1. A transit center could be incorporated in such a park-and-ride facility. It’s a different scale, but check out the bus platform under the Tukwila Link station, which is part of a 600-car park-and-ride lot.

Comments are closed.