Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that the Seattle Department of Transportation is converting on-street parking spaces near restaurants to temporary loading zones to facilitate curbside meal pickup. The first locations to receive temporary loading zones are areas with high concentrations of restaurants on blocks that do not otherwise have enough loading options. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) utilized Coord, its curb management system, to search and make changes rapidly to its curb regulations. SDOT selected the initial placement locations based on areas that have seen a reduction in paid parking traffic over the last several weeks. The Seattle Department of Transportation will identify additional locations to place curbside pickup signs in coordination with organizations like the Office of Economic Development, the Seattle Restaurant Alliance and the Greater Seattle Business Association. Restaurants can request a loading zone near their establishment.