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March 22, 2011 at 11:48 AM

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Seattle council might limit disabled parking downtown

Posted by Mike Lindblom

In about a month, the Seattle City Council will consider a one-year experiment to limit disabled parking to four hours, in 14 blocks of downtown Seattle.

The limits are meant to create more turnover of parking spaces, which are often occupied all day. In addition, disabled-parking placards are routinely abused by people who don't need them, but hang them from the rear-view mirror to obtain free, all-day parking.

Besides violations, the sheer number of passes crowds out other motorists: about 1 million disabled placards are in circulation in Washington state, the council heard in a briefing Tuesday.

An experimental four-hour limit has been under discussion since early 2010. A story about that, by Times reporter Susan Gilmore, also mentions hospital zones,

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