Suspension of Timed, On-Street Parking in Downtown and 5-Day Parking Rule in Neighborhoods Extended to May 31
To support social distancing measures in the City of Bremerton, Mayor Wheeler has extended emergency changes to parking rules for essential workers, those who need critical services and care, and residents complying with stay-at-home orders and health directives. These continue to include:
- Lifting of restrictions on timed, on-street parking in the downtown core (boundary from Warren Avenue east to the waterfront, and 6th Street south to the shipyard fence).
- Suspension of enforcement of the 5-day parking rule for residential permits in neighborhoods.
Effective immediately, the extension of suspended parking enforcement will take place through Sunday, May 31, 2020.
The extension will continue to assist essential workers who are maintaining critical infrastructure and operations and are not able to take transit or share rides due to required social distancing measures. During this time, residents will also be able to use on-street parking downtown to visit their medical providers, among other critical services. Additionally, the suspension of enforcement of the 5-day parking rule will be maintained for residential permit holders who are staying at home due to current health directives.
The City will still enforce “No Parking” and on-street parking violations as well as emergency access and public safety violations. These include, but are not limited to: parking in alleyways, red zones, blocking of fire hydrants, parking in fire lanes, and “No parking” zones with posted signs.
City-owned parking garages and lots will continue to operate as normal. Additional actions may be considered as the situation evolves.