City of Providence Press Release:
Shoppers offered two hours of free parking to make it easier for people to Buy Providence this holiday season
PROVIDENCE – Holiday shoppers will be able to park two hours for free in designated commercial districts throughout Providence beginning Friday, November 26th. Mayor David N. Cicilline kicked off the annual parking program to help boost the local economy by making it easier for shoppers to Buy Providence this holiday season.
Shoppers will be offered two hours of free parking from 10am until 6pm beginning Friday, November 26th through Wednesday, January 1, 2011 in the following commercial districts:
- Downtown Providence bounded by Steeple Street, west to route 95; 95 south to 195; 195 east to Point Street; Point Street to Wickenden Street; north on South Main to North Main Street at Steeple Street (exclusive of the court district)
- Broad Street – Public to Montgomery Street
- Atwells – Bradford Street to Knight Street
- North Main Street – Thomas Street to Park Row
- Olneyville Square – Route 10 to Sydney Street and Delaine to Atwood to Magnolia Streets
- South Main Street – Wickenden Street to Packet Street
- Wayland Square – East Angel/Angel to Gano Street. Wayland from Angel to Pitman Streets
- Hope Street – Rochambeau to Blackstone Boulevard
- Wickenden/Ives – Wickenden at Benefit to Ives at Preston Street
- Thayer Street – Meeting Street to Bowen Streets
The holiday parking program is designed for shoppers patronizing local businesses. The two hour parking limit will be strictly enforced by parking enforcement officers. Cars parked illegally in prohibited areas including cross walks and tow zones will be ticketed during this period.
It is good to know that cars parked in crosswalks will be ticketed during the holidays at least, it would be nice if that happened year-round.