Two Hours Free Parking At Meters Through December

Two hours of free parking will be available in designated commercial districts around Providence through December 31st, every day between 10am and 9pm. I could find no announcement of this annual moratorium, and no obvious link to this information on the City’s website, because Mayor Elorza has buried it under #thinkpvd where absolutely no one will ever think to look for it (or anything else). It’s an “initiative”! Dear Mayor, business owners and shoppers need you to disseminate this sort of information, not hide it.

The meter moratorium is in effect in the following commercial districts:

  • Angell Street
  • Atwells Avenue – Bradford Street to Knight Street
  • Spruce Street – Dean Street to Acorn Street
  • Dean Street – Atwells Avenue to West Exchange Street
  • Acorn Street – Spruce Street to Atwells Avenue
  • Bradford Street – Atwells Avenue to Jones Street
  • Bond Street – Atwells Avenue to Spruce Street
  • Broad Street – Public Street to Montgomery Street
  • Downtown Providence – bounded by Fountain Street, Memorial Boulevard, Weybosset Street, Empire Street and Friendship Street (from Dyer Street to Dorrance Street)
  • Hope Street – Rochambeau Avenue to Blackstone Boulevard
  • North Main Street – Thomas Street to Park Row
  • Olneyville Square – Route 10 to Sydney Street and Delaine Street to Atwood Street to Magnolia Street
  • South Main Street – James Street to Packet Street
  • Point Street – From Eddy to East Franklin Street
  • Thayer Street – Bowen Street to Waterman Street
  • Wayland Square – East Angell Street/Angell Street to Gano Street and Wayland Avenue from Angell Street to Pitman Street
  • Waterman Avenue
  • Wickenden/Ives – Wickenden Street at Benefit Street to Ives Street at Preston Street

After two hours car owners are supposed to start feeding the meter, or move the car. (I don’t think enforcement is particularly aggressive at this time of year.)

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