Potential safety hazards resulting from truck parking on streets in the Seward neighborhood has been an issue for a number of years and has become worse in the last couple of years. Recently, the Seward Neighborhood Group (SNG) together with City Council Member Cam Gordon’s office established a Task Force to find an equitable, affordable, solution to the on street truck parking issues in the neighborhood.
The Truck Parking Task Force met on September 5th, attendance included residents, business owners, City Public Works staff and Robin Garwood from Council Member Gordon’s office. Business owners discussed their frustrations with semi-truck parking in front of their businesses not leaving any space for customers and employees.
Robin Garwood is researching some possible ways to further restrict truck parking. These include placing time limits on the parking and establishing critical parking zones that restrict parking.
Currently, commercial truck parking is only allowed on blocks with industrial or commercial zoning on both sides of the street. Streets where truck parking is prohibited are shown in red on the attached map. If trucks are parked on any of these streets, residents are asked to call 311 to report the trucks. There is also a 311 app available for smart phones.
Map of Commercial Truck Parking Restrictions HERE.