City relocating Safe Parking Zone to C-TRAN’s Evergreen Transit Center
May 29, 2020
Press Release Date:
Friday, May 29, 2020
The City of Vancouver will reopen its Safe Parking Zone at C-TRAN’s Evergreen Transit Center (1504 N.E. 138th Ave.), pending approval by the C-TRAN Board of Directors at its next board meeting on Tuesday, June 9.
The Safe Parking Zone provides a place for people sheltering in their vehicles to comply with Washington’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order. The city will continue to manage the program in exchange for use of the C-TRAN site.
The Safe Parking Zone offers 24-hour parking, restrooms and garbage service to registered participants. The transit center location will remain limited to 40 vehicles, with the ability to accommodate up to seven recreational vehicles.
The Safe Parking Zone closed its previous site at Vancouver Mall on May 7. Since then, the city has been seeking a new site for the program. In its first month of operation, the program averaged 40 vehicles and served up to 60 participants per day.
“It’s unfortunate that participants had to experience an interruption in service, but we are excited to be partnering with C-TRAN on the next chapter of the Safe Parking Zone,” said City of Vancouver Recreation Manager Dave Perlick. “We believe this site will offer a comfortable location for the Safe Parking Zone program for the duration of the state’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order.”
For more on the Safe Parking Zone program and participant registration information, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/safeparking.